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 actress (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? 103 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn