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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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

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) in the year 1917.  

Aug 27   Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game in the year 1917.  

Aug 27   Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 29   On this day in history isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)  

Aug 30   Denis Healey, English politician in the year 1917.  

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   Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz) in the year 1917.  

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

Sep 05   Jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 john Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate  

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   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   In the year 1917 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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born in the year 1917.  

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   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

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

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

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