Historical Events In 1917
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Apr 19 On this day in history 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
Apr 19 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom) on this day in history.
Apr 20 In the year 1917 pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")
Apr 20 In the year 1917 sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.
Apr 21 In the year 1917 emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)
Apr 21 In the year 1917 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
Apr 22 Leo Abse, biographer/MP in the year 1917.
Apr 24 In the year 1917 len Creed, bookmaker
Apr 24 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies in the year 1917.
Apr 24 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway in the year 1917.
Apr 26 M Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova on this day in history.
Apr 28 In the year 1917 joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
Apr 29 Celeste Holm, American actress in the year 1917.
Apr 30 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade) on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1917 danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
May 01 In the year 1917 jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
May 02 On this day in history albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
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 In the year 1917 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 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel" on this day in history.
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 In the year 1917 norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
May 03 On this day in history second attack on Bullecourt sector of Hindenburg Line in France
May 04 On this day in history arabs sack Tel Aviv
May 04 In the year 1917 edward Toner Cone, composer
May 05 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's) in the year 1917.
May 05 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0 in the year 1917.
May 06 In the year 1917 st Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0
May 07 On this day in history david Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
May 07 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0 in the year 1917.
May 09 George Fleming, cyclist in the year 1917.
May 10 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks in the year 1917.
May 11 On this day in history britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand