On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1917

Historical Events

  • Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army

Famous Birthdays

  • Marshall Goldberg, American College Football HOF back (Uni of Pittsburgh; All Pro, Pro Bowl 1941; Chicago Cardinals), born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2006)
1917 Highlights

About October 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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