What Happened on February 20, 1917

Historical Events

Oh, Boy!

Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" opens at the Princess Theatre, NYC; runs for 463 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Page, English aircraft designer and executive (CEO British Aerospace Aircraft Group), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 2005)
  • Phil Moore, American jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader, born in Portland Oregon (d. 1987) [1]
Born in 1917

Famous Deaths

  • Leone Sextus Tollemache, British Army captain who was incorrectly alleged to have the longest English surname on record (Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache), dies in active service in WWI at 32
1917 Highlights

About February 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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