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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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") on this day in history.  

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

Apr 21   On this day in history 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   Leo Abse, biographer/MP in the year 1917.  

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

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

Apr 24   Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway on this day in history.  

Apr 26   On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova  

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

Apr 29   In the year 1917 celeste Holm, American actress  

Apr 30   In the year 1917 bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)  

May 01   Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) in the year 1917.  

May 01   Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies on this day in history.  

May 02   Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder in the year 1917.  

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

May 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

May 04   Arabs sack Tel Aviv on this day in history.  

May 04   Edward Toner Cone, composer in the year 1917.  

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

May 05   In the year 1917 st Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0  

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   George Fleming, cyclist in the year 1917.  

May 10   On this day in history atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks  

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   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   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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