On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1887

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), dies at 63
1887 Highlights

About October 17, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra