What Happened on April 17, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonius Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River), born in Wijlre, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Harald Saeverud, Norwegian composer (Saline), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1992)

Thornton WilderThornton Wilder (1897-1975)

American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), born in Madison, Wisconsin


1897 Highlights

About April 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries