What Happened on December 17, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Palange, American arranger, classical music and film score composer (Hollywood Panorama; King Dinosaur), and conductor, born in Oakland, California (d. 1979)
Born in 1917

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? 105 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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