On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1917

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

1917 Highlights

About April 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries