On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1917

Historical Events

  • 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Vladimir Lenin issues his radical "April Theses" calling for Soviets to take power during the Russian Revolution [OS Apr 4]

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • [OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
1917 Highlights

About April 16, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries