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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 23 May 2019

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history len Creed, bookmaker  

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   On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova  

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

Apr 29   Celeste Holm, American actress in the year 1917.  

Apr 30   Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) on this day in history.  

May 01   Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1917 jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies  

May 02   Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder in the year 1917.  

May 02   On this day in history 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  

May 02   On this day in history 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.  

May 03   On this day in history 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"  

May 03   In the year 1917 james Penberthy, composer  

May 03   In the year 1917 lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France  

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

May 03   In the year 1917 second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France  

May 04   Arabs sack Tel Aviv on this day in history.  

May 04   Edward Toner Cone, composer on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0  

May 09   In the year 1917 george Fleming, cyclist  

May 10   In the year 1917 atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks  

May 11   In the year 1917 britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand  

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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   In the year 1917 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   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

Jan 16   On this day in history death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

Jan 25   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies in the year 1917.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 in the year 1917.  

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

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