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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 16 May 2022

May 29   The birth of John F. Kennedy, Former (35th) American President on this day in history.  

May 30   Alexander I becomes king of Greece in the year 1917.  

May 31   1First jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball) in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 01   On this day in history hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I  

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

Jun 02   In the year 1917 capt. William Avery Bishop Cdn. (Royal Flying Corps.) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France  

Jun 02   In the year 1917 max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)  

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

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   Some ten million men begin registering for the draft in World War I on this day in history.  

Jun 06   In the year 1917 iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history battle of Messines, Belgium  

Jun 07   In the year 1917 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) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 08   On this day in history walt Disney graduates from Benton High School  

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   James Bostock, painter/engraver in the year 1917.  

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   Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace) in the year 1917.  

Jun 12   On this day in history secret Service extends protection of president to his family  

Jun 13   Germany bombs London in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 14   Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 15   On this day in history al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)  

Jun 16   In the year 1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia  

Jun 16   Katharine Graham, NYC, newspaper publisher (Wash Post) 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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

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

Jan 17   In the year 1917 hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70  

Jan 25   In the year 1917 edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies  

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

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1917.  

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