On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1917

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Woodrow Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
  • Peter Caddy, founder (Findhorn Community)
  • Vera Lynn, British popular music singer, known as 'the Forces' Sweetheart' ("We'll Meet Again"; "The White Cliffs of Dover"), born in East Ham, London (d. 2020)
1917 Highlights

About March 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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