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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 16 January 2022

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   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   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   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) on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1917 indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game  

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

Aug 28   On this day in history 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   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) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   In the year 1917 denis Healey, English politician  

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) on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1917 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) in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 10   On this day in history franfo Fortini, poet  

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

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

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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