On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist, born in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic 1924), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)