On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1901

Historical Events

Historic Event

At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
  • Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, born in Oweczacze (now Druzhne), Ukraine (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
1901 Highlights

About March 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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