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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 15 September 2019

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

Oct 11   Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history the First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale  

Oct 13   Burr Tillstrom, Chic Ill, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) on this day in history.  

Oct 13   Florence La Badie, American actress in the year 1917.  

Oct 13   In the year 1917 soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military  

Oct 15   Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson) on this day in history.  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 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 in the year 1917.  

Oct 15   In the year 1917 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.  

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

Oct 17   In the year 1917 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   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   Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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

Oct 22   Joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca) in the year 1917.  

Oct 22   The birth of Joan Fontaine, American actress on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army in the year 1917.  

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

Oct 25   On this day in history in Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power  

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

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

Oct 26   Felix the Cat, cartoon character on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1917 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   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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