On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1901

Historical Events

  • The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Tomasi, French classical and film music composer (Requiem for Peace; The Silence of the Sea), born of Marseille, France (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Audran, French composer, dies at 61
1901 Highlights

About August 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo