On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)

Famous Birthdays

  • Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • Janet Collins, American ballerina, choreographer, and teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2003)
  • Robert Erickson, American composer, born in Marquette, Michigan (d. 1997)
1917 Highlights

About March 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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