On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Belgium's public library law goes into force

Famous Birthdays

  • George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya, Russian gymnast (Olympic Champion 1952), born in Yevpatoria, Soviet Union
  • Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45