On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Auguste 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? 103 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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