On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation), creator of Ranger Rick, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, dies at 58
  • James Mason Crafts, American chemist (Friedel-Crafts alkylation synthesis), dies at 78
1917 Highlights

About June 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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