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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Aug 25   Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet) in the year 1917.  

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   Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 28   In the year 1917 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   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   In the year 1917 deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)  

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

Sep 03   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)  

Sep 05   In the year 1917 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   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   Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86) in the year 1917.  

Sep 11   On this day in history georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22  

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

Sep 12   Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

Jan 05   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

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   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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