What Happened on February 21, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British troopship SS Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 646 die
  • Train near Chirurcha, Romania, catches fire & explodes; hundreds 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)