Historical Events In 1917
Monday, 27 January 2020
Aug 21 In the year 1917 company Sgt. Major Robert Hanna (29th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
Aug 21 In the year 1917 cpl. Fliip Konowal (47th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat) on this day in history.
Aug 22 Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers on this day in history.
Aug 23 Ontario cabinet passes order-in-council allowing the city of Berlin to change its name to Kitchener, effective Sept. 1; due to wartime anti-German sentiment on this day in history.
Aug 23 On this day in history race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
Aug 24 In the year 1917 dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)
Aug 25 On this day in history 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
Aug 25 Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet) in the year 1917.
Aug 26 On this day in history jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
Aug 27 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game on this day in history.
Aug 27 Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. for service off France in the year 1917.
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
Aug 28 On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
Aug 28 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America) on this day in history.
Aug 29 Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family) on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 1917 denis Healey, English politician
Aug 30 In the year 1917 uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies
Sep 02 On this day in history cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
Sep 02 In the year 1917 deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)
Sep 03 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes on this day in history.
Sep 03 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers) in the year 1917.
Sep 03 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed on this day in history.
Sep 04 In the year 1917 henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
Sep 05 In the year 1917 jack Buetel, Dallas Tx, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed)
Sep 06 In the year 1917 french pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
Sep 06 George Mann, captain English cricket team in the year 1917.
Sep 07 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate on this day in history.
Sep 08 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Sep 10 In the year 1917 franfo Fortini, poet
Sep 11 On this day in history ferdinand Marcos, Philippines Pres (1965-86)
Sep 11 On this day in history georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
Sep 12 On this day in history christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
Sep 12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test S Africa v England 1914), dies in the year 1917.