On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicola Spinelli, Italian composer, dies at 44
1909 Highlights

About October 17, 1909

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 112 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra