What Happened on February 17, 1916

Historical Events

  • Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1940)
  • Don Tallon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (21 Tests, 58 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Queensland CA), born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1984)
  • 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, Australia (d. 1978)
1916 Highlights

About February 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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