On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1897

Historical Events

  • US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: Englishman Joe Lloyd wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson of Scotland; last 36-hole US Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), born in White County, Tennessee (d. 1965)
1897 Highlights

About September 17, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo