On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestJane Wyman

Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • Reginald Smith Brindle, British composer, born in Cuerden, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Wieland Wagner, German opera director, born in Bayreuth, Germany (d. 1966)
1917 Highlights

About January 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn