On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1917

Historical Events

  • Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)

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? 103 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces