On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • William "Pop" Gates, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Ring 1995), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies
1917 Highlights

About August 30, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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