On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1900

Historical Events

  • In South Africa, British troops relieve Mafeking, besieged by the Boers since 13 October, 1899.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Newman, American film music arranger, conductor and composer, winner of 9 Academy Awards (The Robe; How The West Was Won; Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1970)
1900 Highlights

About March 17, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces