On This Day

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 famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Don Tallon, Australian cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper), 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, NSW (d. 1978)
1916 Highlights

About February 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius