On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1973)
  • Olin Dutra, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1932, US Open 1934), born in Monterey, California (d. 1983)
  • Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
1901 Highlights

About January 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn