On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Andrews, American 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

Scott 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? 104 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries