On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1891

Famous Birthdays

  • Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • Norman "Squab" Read, American aviator who lived to be 101
  • Walter Eucken, German economist

Famous Deaths

George Bancroft

George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

  • Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74
1891 Highlights

About January 17, 1891

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 131 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn