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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Aug 21   Company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France in the year 1917.  

Aug 21   Cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France in the year 1917.  

Aug 22   John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat) in the year 1917.  

Aug 22   Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history 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.  

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) on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1917.  

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

Aug 27   Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Aug 28   On this day in history jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)  

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

Aug 30   On this day in history denis Healey, English politician  

Aug 30   Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes  

Sep 03   On this day in history eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)  

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   In the year 1917 jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)  

Sep 06   In the year 1917 french pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft  

Sep 06   George Mann, captain English cricket team in the year 1917.  

Sep 07   On this day in history john Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate  

Sep 08   In the year 1917 charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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