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)
  • Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
1917 Highlights

About February 21, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces