On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18)

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born black nationalist who began the back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans, born in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Commer, German composer, dies at 74
1887 Highlights

About August 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo