On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1918

Historical Events

  • Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings

Execution of the Romanovs

The Romanov royal family and several of their retainers are executed by a Bolshevik firing squad in the basement of Ipatiev House, in Yekaterinburg, Siberia

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandra Feodorovna [Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine], last Russian tsarina (1894-1918), executed by firing squad at 46

ExecutionAlexei Nikolaevich

Alexei Nikolaevich, last Tsarevich of Russia and son of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13

  • Alexei Trupp, Russian footman and assistant of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 62

ExecutionAnastasia Nikolaevna

Anastasia Nikolaevna, Russian Grand Duchess, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17 by a group of Bolsheviks

  • Anna Demidova, Russian lady in waiting of Tsarina Alexandra, executed at 40
  • Eugene Botkin, Russian court physician of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 53
  • Ivan Kharitonov, Russian cook of Tsar Nicholas II, executed around the age of 46
  • Maria Nikolaevna Russian Grand Duchess, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 19 by a group of Bolsheviks

ExecutionNicholas II

Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia (1894-1917), executed at 50

  • Olga Nikolaevna, Russian Grand Duchess, eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 22 by a group of Bolsheviks
  • Tatiana Nikolaevna, Russian Grand Duchess, 2nd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 21 by a group of Bolsheviks
1918 Highlights

About July 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer