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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

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

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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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