On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1917

Historical Events

  • Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Downing, English racing driver, born in Chesterton, Staffordshire (d. 2004)
  • Simone Gallimard, French editor and publisher (d. 1995)
1917 Highlights

About December 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius