What Happened on September 17, 1908

Historical Events

  • Thomas Selfridge becomes first fatality of powered flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Grothe, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Selfridge, early American aviator, 1st person to die in an air crash at 26
1908 Highlights

About September 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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