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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

May 29   The birth of John F. Kennedy, Former (35th) American President in the year 1917.  

May 30   In the year 1917 alexander I becomes king of Greece.  

May 31   On this day in history 1First jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)  

May 31   On this day in history 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)  

Jun 01   Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I on this day in history.  

Jun 01   On this day in history william S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate  

Jun 02   On this day in history capt. William Avery Bishop Cdn. (Royal Flying Corps.) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France  

Jun 02   On this day in history max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)  

Jun 04   In the year 1917 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)  

Jun 04   In the year 1917 allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)  

Jun 05   10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I on this day in history.  

Jun 05   Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter in the year 1917.  

Jun 05   In the year 1917 some ten million men begin registering for the draft in World War I.  

Jun 06   On this day in history iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59  

Jun 06   Kirk Kerkorian, CEO (MGM, UA) on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Battle of Messines, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Jun 07   On this day in history crpl Samuel Frickleton, 3rd Battalion, 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade, won the Victoria Cross at Messines, Belgium  

Jun 07   Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950) in the year 1917.  

Jun 08   Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93) in the year 1917.  

Jun 08   Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School on this day in history.  

Jun 10   60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) on this day in history.  

Jun 10   In the year 1917 william Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)  

Jun 11   In the year 1917 james Bostock, painter/engraver  

Jun 11   On this day in history king Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.  

Jun 12   Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1917.  

Jun 12   In the year 1917 priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)  

Jun 12   Secret Service extends protection of president to his family in the year 1917.  

Jun 13   In the year 1917 germany bombs London  

Jun 14   1e German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East-London in the year 1917.  

Jun 14   In the year 1917 al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)  

Jun 14   Gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I on this day in history.  

Jun 15   Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West) in the year 1917.  

Jun 16   On this day in history 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia  

Jun 16   In the year 1917 katharine Graham, NYC, newspaper publisher (Wash Post)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1917

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

Jan 01   Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004) was born in the year 1917.  

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   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

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   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 in the year 1917.  

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

Jan 16   George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 in the year 1917.  

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

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

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

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