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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Apr 19   21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2 on this day in history.  

Apr 19   On this day in history johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)  

Apr 20   Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") in the year 1917.  

Apr 20   On this day in history sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.  

Apr 21   In the year 1917 emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)  

Apr 21   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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 24   Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.  

Apr 24   Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1917 bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)  

May 01   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder  

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

May 03   James Penberthy, composer on this day in history.  

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

May 03   Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France  

May 04   In the year 1917 arabs sack Tel Aviv  

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

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

May 05   On this day in history st Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0  

May 06   On this day in history st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0  

May 07   David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter) on this day in history.  

May 07   Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 on this day in history.  

May 09   In the year 1917 george Fleming, cyclist  

May 10   Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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