On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1911

Historical Events


Sport awardBoston Marathon

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

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar

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)
1911 Highlights

About April 17, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries