On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • John Verrall, American composer, born in Britt, Iowa (d. 2001)
1908 Highlights

About June 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini