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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Aug 21   On this day in history company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

Aug 21   Cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.  

Aug 22   On this day in history john Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)  

Aug 22   In the year 1917 pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers  

Aug 23   Ontario cabinet passes order-in-council allowing the city of Berlin to change its name to Kitchener, effective Sept. 1; due to wartime anti-German sentiment on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ) in the year 1917.  

Aug 25   On this day in history 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)  

Aug 25   Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet) on this day in history.  

Aug 26   In the year 1917 jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)  

Aug 27   On this day in history indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game  

Aug 27   On this day in history squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France  

Aug 28   10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House in the year 1917.  

Aug 28   On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House  

Aug 28   Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   In the year 1917 isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)  

Aug 30   Denis Healey, English politician in the year 1917.  

Aug 30   On this day in history uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies  

Sep 02   Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide) on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz) in the year 1917.  

Sep 03   1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes in the year 1917.  

Sep 03   Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers) in the year 1917.  

Sep 03   On this day in history fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed  

Sep 04   In the year 1917 henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)  

Sep 05   On this day in history jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)  

Sep 06   French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft in the year 1917.  

Sep 06   George Mann, captain English cricket team on this day in history.  

Sep 07   John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1917.  

Sep 08   Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Sep 10   In the year 1917 franfo Fortini, poet  

Sep 11   On this day in history ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)  

Sep 11   Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22 in the year 1917.  

Sep 12   Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist in the year 1917.  

Sep 12   In the year 1917 eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born in the year 1917.  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1917 edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

Jan 29   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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