On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecil Burleigh, American composer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1980)
  • Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), born in Rungsted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1962)
1885 Highlights

About April 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries