On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds), born in London (d. 2003)
  • Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), foaled at Nursery Stud, Kentucky (d. 1947)
  • Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer, dies at 76
1917 Highlights

About March 29, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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