On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1904

Historical Events

  • Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
  • George H Reid succeeds John Watson as Prime Minister of Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (International Bruckner Society; Mozart's Requiem), and educator (Vienna University, 1932-73), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
1904 Highlights

About August 17, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo