On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1917

Historical Events

  • Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th St NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer ("Straight, No Chaser"; "'Round Midnight"), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
1917 Highlights

About October 10, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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