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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   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) 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   On this day in history don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)  

Aug 26   On this day in history jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)  

Aug 27   Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 28   Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America) in the year 1917.  

Aug 29   In the year 1917 isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)  

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

Aug 30   In the year 1917 uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies  

Sep 02   Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide) on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1917 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   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   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

Jan 06   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

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   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 in the year 1917.  

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

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