On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Salvador Palange, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), dies at 81
  • Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
1917 Highlights

About December 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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