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Historical Events In 1917

Friday, 16 November 2018

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

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

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

Apr 20   In the year 1917 sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.  

Apr 21   Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82) in the year 1917.  

Apr 21   In the year 1917 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  

Apr 22   In the year 1917 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   M Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova on this day in history.  

Apr 28   On this day in history joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)  

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

Apr 30   Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) on this day in history.  

May 01   Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1917 jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies  

May 02   On this day in history albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder  

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 in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history 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   Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies in the year 1917.  

May 03   Second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

May 05   St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0 on this day in history.  

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

May 07   On this day in history david Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)  

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

May 09   George Fleming, cyclist on this day in history.  

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

May 11   On this day in history britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand  

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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   On this day in history birth of vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 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   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1917 hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

Jan 10   Buffalo Bill Cody died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 in the year 1917.  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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