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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Apr 19   21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2 in the year 1917.  

Apr 19   Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom) in the year 1917.  

Apr 20   Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") on this day in history.  

Apr 20   SS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland in the year 1917.  

Apr 21   Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82) in the year 1917.  

Apr 21   In the year 1917 foundation of Imperial War Graves Commission, later Commonwealth War Graves Commission The purpose of the commission was to erect and maintain war memorials and cemeteries  

Apr 22   Leo Abse, biographer/MP on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.  

Apr 24   In the year 1917 oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies  

Apr 24   Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway on this day in history.  

Apr 26   M Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova on this day in history.  

Apr 28   On this day in history joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)  

Apr 29   Celeste Holm, American actress on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) in the year 1917.  

May 01   On this day in history danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)  

May 01   Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder  

May 02   Cin Fred Tooney & Chic's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits & a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0 on this day in history.  

May 02   The Drayton-Acworth report is produced being the findings of two out of three members of a Royal Commission which was set up in 1916. Sir Henry L. Drayton was Chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada while William Ackworth came from London. The third member, who produced a minority report, was Alfred H. Smith, President of the New York Central Railway. The report recommends that the Government take over the Grand Trunk, the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern companies and operate them as one system together with the Intercolonial and the National Transcontinental Railway. The recommendations are accepted by the Government on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"  

May 03   On this day in history james Penberthy, composer  

May 03   Lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France on this day in history.  

May 03   Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies in the year 1917.  

May 03   Second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France in the year 1917.  

May 04   On this day in history arabs sack Tel Aviv  

May 04   Edward Toner Cone, composer in the year 1917.  

May 05   In the year 1917 ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)  

May 05   St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0 in the year 1917.  

May 06   In the year 1917 st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0  

May 07   On this day in history david Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)  

May 07   In the year 1917 red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0  

May 09   George Fleming, cyclist on this day in history.  

May 10   Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks in the year 1917.  

May 11   Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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   In the year 1917 edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

Jan 06   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

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 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   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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