On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1917

Historical Events

  • The Silvertown explosion: 73 die when a munitions factory in Essex explodes.

Famous Birthdays

  • Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, born in Stachy, Bohemia (d. 1982)
1917 Highlights

About January 19, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn