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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 03 October 2022

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

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

Aug 22   John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Aug 23   In the year 1917 race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)  

Aug 24   In the year 1917 dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)  

Aug 25   In the year 1917 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)  

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

Aug 26   Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 27   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   In the year 1917 jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)  

Aug 29   On this day in history isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)  

Aug 30   Denis Healey, English politician on this day in history.  

Aug 30   In the year 1917 uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies  

Sep 02   In the year 1917 cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)  

Sep 02   Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz) on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes  

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

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

Sep 04   Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co) on this day in history.  

Sep 05   Jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed) in the year 1917.  

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

Sep 08   On this day in history charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74  

Sep 10   Franfo Fortini, poet on this day in history.  

Sep 11   Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86) in the year 1917.  

Sep 11   In the year 1917 georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22  

Sep 12   On this day in history christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1917 edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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

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

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   In the year 1917 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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