On This Day

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

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

1916 Highlights

About April 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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