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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Aug 27   Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France in the year 1917.  

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   Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family) in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

Sep 02   On this day in history deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)  

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

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

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) in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Sep 07   John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate on this day in history.  

Sep 08   Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1917.  

Sep 10   Franfo Fortini, poet in the year 1917.  

Sep 11   In the year 1917 ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)  

Sep 11   Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   In the year 1917 hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

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

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

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

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