On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1917

Historical Events

  • British troopship SS Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 646 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me In St. Louis; Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • Tadd Dameron, American jazz pianist, composer ("If You Could See Me Now"; "Lady Bird"), arranger (Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) and band leader, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
1917 Highlights

About February 21, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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