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Historical Events In 1917

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02   Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show) in the year 1917.  

Jun 04   1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1917.  

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   On this day in history kirk Kerkorian, CEO (MGM, UA)  

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

Jun 10   William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford) on this day in history.  

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   Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace) on this day in history.  

Jun 12   In the year 1917 secret Service extends protection of president to his family  

Jun 13   On this day in history germany bombs London  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Jun 15   Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West) on this day in history.  

Jun 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1917 birth of jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1917 birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   Reginald Smith Brindle, composer was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 05   In the year 1917 birth of wieland Wagner, German opera director  

Famous Deaths In 1917

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

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