On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
  • 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • Irving Penn, American photographer
  • Katharine Graham, American newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
1917 Highlights

About June 16, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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