On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
  • Nils Asther, Swedish actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1981)
1897 Highlights

About January 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn