Historical Events In 1917
Thursday, 06 May 2021
Apr 19 On this day in history 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
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") in the year 1917.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history leo Abse, biographer/MP
Apr 24 Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.
Apr 24 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.
Apr 24 On this day in history yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
Apr 26 In the year 1917 m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova
Apr 28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life) in the year 1917.
Apr 29 Celeste Holm, American actress in the year 1917.
Apr 30 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) in the year 1917.
May 01 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) in the year 1917.
May 01 On this day in history jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
May 02 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1917 james Penberthy, composer
May 03 On this day in history lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France
May 03 On this day in history norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
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 In the year 1917 edward Toner Cone, composer
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 St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0 on this day in history.
May 07 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter) in the year 1917.
May 07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 in the year 1917.
May 09 In the year 1917 george Fleming, cyclist
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.