What Happened on August 17, 1925

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hawkes, American writer (2nd Skin)
  • John Howard Purnell, Welsh chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry), born in Rhondda, South Wales (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)