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Historical Events In 1917

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

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   On this day in history pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")  

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   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 in the year 1917.  

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

Apr 24   Len Creed, bookmaker on this day in history.  

Apr 24   On this day in history 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 in the year 1917.  

Apr 28   Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life) on this day in history.  

Apr 29   On this day in history celeste Holm, American actress  

Apr 30   On this day in history bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

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   1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel" on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1917 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   Edward Toner Cone, composer in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

May 07   In the year 1917 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   George Fleming, cyclist in the year 1917.  

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

May 11   Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died in the year 1917.  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

Jan 17   On this day in history hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   On this day in history edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

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 on this day in history.  

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