On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1915

Historical Events

  • Italian offensive at Isonzo

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Dorothy Poynton-Hill, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1973)
  • Habib Rajab, South African trader and collector of oriental art who fought against a takeover of the Grey Street complex by White traders, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Fanciulli, American-Italian composer, dies on 62nd birthday
1915 Highlights

About July 17, 1915

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer