What Happened on August 17, 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles I, last ruler of Austria-Hungary (1916-18), born in Persenbeug Castle, Austria (d. 1922)

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)

Jamaican-born black nationalist who began the back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans, born in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica

Born in 1887

Famous Deaths

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

About August 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo