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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Oct 10   Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   In the year 1917 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer  

Oct 11   On this day in history harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies  

Oct 12   In the year 1917 hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)  

Oct 12   The First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale on this day in history.  

Oct 13   On this day in history burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)  

Oct 13   On this day in history florence La Badie, American actress  

Oct 13   Soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military on this day in history.  

Oct 15   On this day in history arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 mata Hari Dutch dancer/German spy executed by firing squad in Paris  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris  

Oct 15   USS Cassin (DD-43) torpedoed by German submarine U-61 off coast of Ireland. In trying to save the ship, Gunner's Mate Osmond Kelly Ingram becomes first American sailor killed in World War I and later is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. He becomes the first enlisted man to have a ship named for him, in 1919 on this day in history.  

Oct 17   1st British bombing of Germany on this day in history.  

Oct 17   First train over the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence. This was constructed by the Dominion Government for use by the National Transcontinental Railway. This bridge was notorious in that it fell down twice during construction On August 29, 1907 the south cantilever arm collapsed killing 65 or more workmen on this day in history.  

Oct 17   On this day in history first train over the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence. This was constructed by the Dominion Government for use by the National Transcontinental Railway. This bridge was notorious in that it fell down twice during construction: On August 29, 1907 the south cantilever arm collapsed killing 65 or more workmen.  

Oct 17   Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Oct 17   On this day in history marsha Hunt, Chicago Ill, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw)  

Oct 19   Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened in the year 1917.  

Oct 20   On this day in history efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles  

Oct 21   1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I on this day in history.  

Oct 21   Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history first Americans to see action on the front lines of WW I  

Oct 22   On this day in history joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)  

Oct 22   In the year 1917 the birth of Joan Fontaine, American actress  

Oct 23   On this day in history 1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I  

Oct 23   On this day in history robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West)  

Oct 23   The Canadian Railway War Board holds its first meeting in the Canadian Pacific Boardroom in Windsor Station, Montreal. The name was changed to the Railway Association of Canada in 1919. The RAC represents the interests of all railways operating in Canada in the year 1917.  

Oct 24   In the year 1917 battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army  

Oct 24   Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals) in the year 1917.  

Oct 25   In the year 1917 in Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power  

Oct 25   On this day in history lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive  

Oct 26   Capt. Christopher P.J. O'Kelly (52nd Cdn. Infantry BAtt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Felix the Cat, cartoon character in the year 1917.  

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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   On this day in history 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   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

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   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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