On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1904

Historical Events


Music releaseTheater Premiere

Anton Chekhov's play "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

Famous Birthdays

  • Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
1904 Highlights

About January 17, 1904

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn