On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Gordon, Welsh architect, born in Ayr, Scotland
  • Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
  • Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)

Person of interestAnthony Burgess

[John] Anthony Burgess [Wilson], essayist and novelist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire (d. 1993)

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess

1917 Highlights

About February 25, 1917

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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