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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 24 May 2020

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

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

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

Aug 22   In the year 1917 pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers  

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   On this day in history 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) in the year 1917.  

Aug 27   On this day in history indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game  

Aug 27   In the year 1917 squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France  

Aug 28   10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House in the year 1917.  

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   Denis Healey, English politician on this day in history.  

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

Sep 04   On this day in history henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)  

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   On this day in history george Mann, captain English cricket team  

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   On this day in history franfo Fortini, poet  

Sep 11   On this day in history ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)  

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   Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies in the year 1917.  

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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 in the year 1917.  

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   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies in the year 1917.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

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