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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 31 May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 01   William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1917.  

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

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   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   In the year 1917 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 in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 07   Battle of Messines, Belgium on this day in history.  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)  

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

Jun 10   William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford) in the year 1917.  

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

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   Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   On this day in history priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)  

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

Jun 13   In the year 1917 germany bombs London  

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

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 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   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   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   On this day in history birth of vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN  

Jan 03   In the year 1917 birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

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   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   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   Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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