On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Person of interestWilliam Holden

William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)


1918 Highlights

About April 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries