On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1893

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMae West

Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Mae West

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [NS=8/29]
1893 Highlights

About August 17, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo