On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1903

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 gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)
1903 Highlights

About April 17, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries