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)

Person of interestSirimavo 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)

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike

1916 Highlights

About April 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries