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Historical Events In 1917

Saturday, 19 October 2019

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

May 30   Alexander I becomes king of Greece on this day in history.  

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

May 31   In the year 1917 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)  

Jun 01   Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I in the year 1917.  

Jun 01   William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate on this day in history.  

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

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) on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace) in the year 1917.  

Jun 05   10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I in the year 1917.  

Jun 05   On this day in history carel van Dillen, resistance fighter  

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

Jun 06   Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Kirk Kerkorian, CEO (MGM, UA) in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 07   Crpl Samuel Frickleton, 3rd Battalion, 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade, won the Victoria Cross at Messines, Belgium in the year 1917.  

Jun 07   In the year 1917 gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)  

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

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

Jun 10   In the year 1917 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years)  

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

Jun 11   James Bostock, painter/engraver in the year 1917.  

Jun 11   King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens in the year 1917.  

Jun 12   On this day in history maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63  

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

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

Jun 13   On this day in history germany bombs London  

Jun 14   1e German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East-London on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 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   Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1917 birth of albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)  

Jan 02   Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 17   Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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