On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1917

Historical Events

  • A flotilla of US destroyer ships arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, to aid in convoying ships to England

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2004)
1917 Highlights

About May 4, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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