On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1917

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US suffragette Alice Paul begins a 7 month jail sentence for protesting women's rights in Washington

Suffragist Alice Paul
Alice Paul

Famous Birthdays

  • Efrain Jonckheer, Premier of the Dutch Antilles, born in CuraƧao (d. 1987)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville, French director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • Ken Cranston, English cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
1917 Highlights

About October 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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