On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1917

Historical Events

  • British assault on Broodseinde, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Marv Harshman, American basketball hall of fame coach (Pacific Lutheran, Wash State, Washington), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
1917 Highlights

About October 4, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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