On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1917

Historical Events

  • US Supreme Court uphoelds 8-hr work day for railroad employees
  • Victor Herbert and Harry Blossom's operetta "Eileen", loosely based on a novel by Herbert's grandfather, premieres at Shubert Theater, New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Constantin "Dinu" Lipatti, Romanian classical pianist and composer, born in Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1950)
  • Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
1917 Highlights

About March 19, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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