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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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

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

Apr 20   Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1917 leo Abse, biographer/MP  

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

Apr 24   Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1917 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   In the year 1917 joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)  

Apr 29   Celeste Holm, American actress in the year 1917.  

Apr 30   In the year 1917 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   Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies in the year 1917.  

May 02   Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder on this day in history.  

May 02   In the year 1917 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  

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" in the year 1917.  

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   Second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France in the year 1917.  

May 04   Arabs sack Tel Aviv in the year 1917.  

May 04   On this day in history edward Toner Cone, composer  

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

May 05   St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0 in the year 1917.  

May 06   On this day in history 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   Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 in the year 1917.  

May 09   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 05   Wieland Wagner, German opera director was born in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history death of buffalo Bill Cody  

Jan 16   In the year 1917 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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