What Happened on August 15, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

Poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon first met at Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh, go on to have an profound influence on each other's work (actual date 15-19 Aug)

Famous Birthdays

Jack LynchJack Lynch (1917-1999)

Irish politician and Taoiseach (1966-73 and 1977-79), born in Shandon, Cork, Ireland

  • Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest who was murdered, born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), dies at 86
1917 Highlights

About August 15, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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