On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1907

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1980)
  • Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • Marjorie Lawrence, Australian-American operatic soprano (Wagner; Interrupted Melody), born in Deans Marsh, Australia (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, dies at 74
1907 Highlights

About February 17, 1907

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius