On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist (Nobel 1974), born in Thames Ditton,¬†Surrey (d. 2013)
  • Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
1917 Highlights

About October 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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