On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
1917 Highlights

About August 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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