What Happened on March 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd

Famous Birthdays

  • Davis Roberts, actor (Mr Johnson-Boone), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Janet Collins, ballerina
  • Robert Erickson, composer