What Happened on April 17, 1916

Historical Events

  • 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1996)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000)

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000) and 1st female head of state, born in Ratnapura, British Ceylon

Born in 1916
1916 Highlights

About April 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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