On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), born in Davis, West Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1961)
  • Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)