What Happened on August 17, 1893

Famous Birthdays

Mae West (1893-1980)

American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), born in Brooklyn, New York

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? 130 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo