Historical Events In July - 17
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
1918 SS Carpathia. One of the more well known names, more from assisting the Titanic than from her own sinking, she was of 13,603 tons and built for Cunard by Swan and Hunter on the Tyne in 1902. She was attacked by the German submarine U55, 170 miles west of Bishops Rock, while outward bound to Boston, USA, from Liverpool, a service which had been decided would continue to be maintained in wartime conditions. She was hit by three torpdeoes. Five engine room staff were killed directly by the impact and explosions but 215 crew and all 57 passengers were saved and rescued by the sloop HMS Snowdrop on July - 17.
1918 On July - 17 longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1918 Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13 on this day in history.
1919 Finland adopts constitution on July - 17.
1919 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59) on July - 17.
1920 Bill Monroe, New Orleans La, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report) on this day in history.
1921 On July - 17 acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
1922 On this day in history curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
1922 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic on July - 17.
1922 On July - 17 heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
1923 Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians on July - 17.
1924 On this day in history st Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits on this day in history.
1926 On this day in history paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1926 On this day in history Ă‰douard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
1928 On July - 17 jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1928 Alvaro Obregon, general/pres of Mexico, assassinated on this day in history.
1929 On this day in history uSSR drops diplomatic relations with China
1929 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician on this day in history.
1930 On this day in history ryohei Hirose, composer
1932 On July - 17 niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1933 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances on this day in history.
1933 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, S African batsman in 17 Tests) on this day in history.
1934 On July - 17 babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1934 On July - 17 donald Sutherland, St John NB, actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
1935 The birth of Donald Sutherland, American actor on this day in history.
1935 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" on this day in history.
1935 On July - 17 diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)
1936 On July - 17 north African detachments of the Spanish Army led by Generalissimo Franco, and supported by Italy and the Nazis, begin civil war agaist the five year old republic.
1936 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0 on July - 17.
1937 On July - 17 jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1937 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1938 On July - 17 douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
1938 On July - 17 stan Bronstein, rocker