Historical Events In February - 17
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1915 On this day in history edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
1915 On this day in history homer Keller, composer
1916 Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in NYC on February - 17.
1916 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper) on this day in history.
1917 On February - 17 edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
1918 On February - 17 wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies
1921 Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'ete," premieres on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)
1924 On this day in history the birth of Margaret Truman, American writer.
1924 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds) on this day in history.
1924 On February - 17 oskar Merikanto, composer, dies at 55
1926 On this day in history avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
1929 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader and Nobel Prize winner on February - 17.
1929 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies on this day in history.
1930 On this day in history french govt of Tardieu, falls
1931 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball) on this day in history.
1932 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1932 Frans Gailliard, Belgian painter/graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1933 US Senate accepts Blaine Act, ending prohibition on this day in history.
1933 On February - 17 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
1933 On this day in history henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
1934 On February - 17 the birth of Alan Bates, English actor
1934 On February - 17 the birth of Barry Humphries, Australian actor
1934 On this day in history 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
1934 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58 on February - 17.
1936 On this day in history "Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
1936 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74 on February - 17.
1938 On this day in history 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
1939 Katwijk soccer team forms on this day in history.
1940 On February - 17 bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1941 On this day in history joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1943 -19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje on February - 17.
1944 Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22 on this day in history.
1944 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64 on this day in history.