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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 17 July 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   Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train) on this day in history.  

Oct 12   In the year 1917 the First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale  

Oct 13   In the year 1917 burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)  

Oct 13   Florence La Badie, American actress on this day in history.  

Oct 13   On this day in history soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)  

Oct 15   On this day in history chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series  

Oct 15   Mata Hari Dutch dancer/German spy executed by firing squad in Paris on this day in history.  

Oct 15   Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Oct 17   In the year 1917 1st British bombing of Germany  

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   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 in the year 1917.  

Oct 17   In the year 1917 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   Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles on this day in history.  

Oct 21   In the year 1917 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I  

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

Oct 21   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history the birth of Joan Fontaine, American actress  

Oct 23   1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I in the year 1917.  

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

Oct 23   In the year 1917 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.  

Oct 24   Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army on this day in history.  

Oct 24   On this day in history marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)  

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

Oct 25   Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1917 capt. Christopher P.J. O'Kelly (52nd Cdn. Infantry BAtt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  

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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 02   In the year 1917 birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 in the year 1917.  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 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   On this day in history evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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