On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Henrietta "Hetty" Beck, Dutch hearing actress (Bouwmeester Award), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Otto Stern, German American physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
1888 Highlights

About February 17, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius