On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1917

Historical Events

  • Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)

Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor and singer (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), born in Santiago de Cuba (d. 1986)

  • Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • John Gardner, English classical composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2011)
1917 Highlights

About March 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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