On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)