Historical Events In 1917
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Apr 19 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2 in the year 1917.
Apr 19 In the year 1917 johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
Apr 20 Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") in the year 1917.
Apr 20 On this day in history sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.
Apr 21 Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82) in the year 1917.
Apr 21 Foundation of Imperial War Graves Commission, later Commonwealth War Graves Commission The purpose of the commission was to erect and maintain war memorials and cemeteries in the year 1917.
Apr 22 On this day in history leo Abse, biographer/MP
Apr 24 Len Creed, bookmaker in the year 1917.
Apr 24 On this day in history oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies
Apr 24 On this day in history yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
Apr 26 On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova
Apr 28 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life) on this day in history.
Apr 29 Celeste Holm, American actress on this day in history.
Apr 30 In the year 1917 bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)
May 01 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling) in the year 1917.
May 01 In the year 1917 jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
May 02 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder in the year 1917.
May 02 Cin Fred Tooney & Chic's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits & a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0 on this day in history.
May 02 On this day in history the Drayton-Acworth report is produced being the findings of two out of three members of a Royal Commission which was set up in 1916. Sir Henry L. Drayton was Chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada while William Ackworth came from London. The third member, who produced a minority report, was Alfred H. Smith, President of the New York Central Railway. The report recommends that the Government take over the Grand Trunk, the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern companies and operate them as one system together with the Intercolonial and the National Transcontinental Railway. The recommendations are accepted by the Government.
May 03 In the year 1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
May 03 James Penberthy, composer in the year 1917.
May 03 In the year 1917 lt. Robert G. Combe (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Corss at Acheville, France
May 03 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies in the year 1917.
May 03 In the year 1917 second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France
May 04 In the year 1917 arabs sack Tel Aviv
May 04 In the year 1917 edward Toner Cone, composer
May 05 On this day in history ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
May 05 In the year 1917 st Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
May 06 In the year 1917 st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0
May 07 In the year 1917 david Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
May 07 In the year 1917 red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
May 09 In the year 1917 george Fleming, cyclist
May 10 On this day in history atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
May 11 Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand in the year 1917.