What Happened on April 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Andrews, singer/host (Songs at Twilight), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestScott Joplin

Scott Joplin, American ragtime composer (The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag), dies at 48

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin