On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1887

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestMarcus 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)

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey

Famous Deaths

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

About August 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo