What Happened on August 17, 1917

Historical Events

  • Italy declares war on Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • Zhou Xiaoyan, Chinese operatic soprano and pedagogue (Shanghai Conservatory, 1949-65 and 1970-78), born in Wuhan, China (d. 2016)
Born in 1917
1917 Highlights

About August 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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