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Historical Events In 1917

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

May 30   In the year 1917 alexander I becomes king of Greece.  

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

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

Jun 01   In the year 1917 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   Capt. William Avery Bishop Cdn. (Royal Flying Corps.) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France in the year 1917.  

Jun 02   On this day in history max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)  

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

Jun 04   On this day in history 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   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   Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59 in the year 1917.  

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

Jun 07   Battle of Messines, Belgium in the year 1917.  

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   Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93) in the year 1917.  

Jun 08   In the year 1917 walt Disney graduates from Benton High School  

Jun 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1917 gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I  

Jun 15   On this day in history al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)  

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   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   Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN was born in the year 1917.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)  

Jan 04   Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1917 death of buffalo Bill Cody  

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

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   In the year 1917 evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75  

Feb 05   In the year 1917 paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41  

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