On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
  • Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Rita Hayworth [Margarita Cansino], American actress (Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies