What Happened on October 20, 1917

Historical Events

Event of Interest

US suffragette Alice Paul begins a 7 month jail sentence for peacefully picketing in support of the women's Suffrage (right to vote) Amendment at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Efrain Jonckheer, Premier of the Dutch Antilles, born in CuraƧao (d. 1987)
  • Jean-Pierre Melville, French filmmaker (A Cop), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • Ken Cranston, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests, 18 wickets, BB 4/12; Lancashire CCC), Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
Born in 1917
1917 Highlights

About October 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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