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 Dutch Antilles
  • Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
1917 Highlights

About October 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra