What Happened on April 17, 1911

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6; first of 7 race victories

Famous Birthdays

  • HervĂ© Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 1996)
  • Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian World Chess Champion (1948-63), born in Repino, Russia (d. 1995)
Born in 1911
1911 Highlights

About April 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries