On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1863

Historical Events

  • Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDavid Lloyd George

David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, born in Camborne, Cornwall (d. 1926)
  • Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (Stanislavski Method)

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Vernet, French painter of battles and Orientalist subjects, dies at 73
1863 Highlights

About January 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn