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.