What Happened on October 31, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone" premieres in NYC
  • World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine- "last successful cavalry charge in history"

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Routley, composer
  • Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies