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Historical Events In 1917

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

May 30   On this day in history alexander I becomes king of Greece.  

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

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 in the year 1917.  

Jun 02   Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history carel van Dillen, resistance fighter  

Jun 05   Some ten million men begin registering for the draft in World War I on this day in history.  

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

Jun 06   In the year 1917 kirk Kerkorian, CEO (MGM, UA)  

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   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) in the year 1917.  

Jun 10   On this day in history william Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)  

Jun 11   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 16   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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   Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   On this day in history hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82  

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

Jan 16   On this day in history death of george Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)  

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

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

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