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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

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

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

Aug 25   In the year 1917 don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)  

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

Aug 27   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House  

Aug 28   Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 30   Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies in the year 1917.  

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

Sep 02   In the year 1917 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   Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers) in the year 1917.  

Sep 03   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)  

Sep 06   On this day in history french pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft  

Sep 06   In the year 1917 george Mann, captain English cricket team  

Sep 07   John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1917.  

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

Sep 10   On this day in history franfo Fortini, poet  

Sep 11   In the year 1917 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   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   In the year 1917 birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in history.  

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

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 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   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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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