On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1917

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAuguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • Charles Holroyd, English artist and curator, Director of the National Gallery (1906-16), dies at 56
1917 Highlights

About November 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio