On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1916

Historical Events

  • 1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java
  • US troops under General Pershing march into Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Einar Englund, Finnish composer, born in Gotland, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Victor Dalby Lord, fictional character on "One Life to Live"
1916 Highlights

About June 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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