On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1889

Famous Birthdays

Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

  • Joe Dawson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1912), born in Odon, Indiana (d. 1946)
1889 Highlights

About July 17, 1889

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer