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Historical Events In 1917

Monday, 27 May 2019

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

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

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

May 31   In the year 1917 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   William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jun 04   On this day in history allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)  

Jun 05   On this day in history 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I  

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   On this day in history iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59  

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

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

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) in the year 1917.  

Jun 08   On this day in history byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)  

Jun 08   Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1917.  

Jun 11   James Bostock, painter/engraver on this day in history.  

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   Secret Service extends protection of president to his family in the year 1917.  

Jun 13   Germany bombs London on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history 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 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   1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1917 birth of reginald Smith Brindle, composer  

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 in the year 1917.  

Jan 06   Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 in the year 1917.  

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

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