On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1916

Historical Events

  • Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith's musical premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Raf Vallone, Italian actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon), born in Tropea, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, NSW (d. 1978)
1916 Highlights

About February 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius