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.