On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1917

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
  • Phil Moore, American jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader, born in Portland Oregon (d. 1987) [1]

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? 104 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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