What Happened in September 1917

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Deutsche Vaterlands Partei formed by admiral Tirpitz
  • Sep 3 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
  • Sep 3 German troops overrun Riga, Latvia
  • Sep 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader
  • Sep 3 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
  • Sep 6 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
  • Sep 15 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government
  • Sep 20 British assault on Polygon Forest, France
  • Sep 20 Paraguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Sep 26 British assault on Menin-street, France
  • Sep 27 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
  • Sep 27 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • Sep 2 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • Sep 3 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
  • Sep 3 Peter Winter, naval commander
  • Sep 4 Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
  • Sep 5 Jack Buetel, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 6 George Mann, captain English cricket team
  • Sep 6 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 9 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
  • Sep 10 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 11 Henderson Forsythe, Macon MO, actor (Crisis at Central High)
  • Sep 11 Jessica Lucy Mitford, author (American Way of Death)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
  • Sep 12 Seamas NacNeill, piper
  • Sep 12 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Jon Thorarinsson, composer
  • Sep 13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • Sep 17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Jacob, artist (Sanitarium), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • Sep 18 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
  • Sep 18 Gerrit Borgers, literature
  • Sep 19 Joe Pasternak, Transylvania Hungary, producer (Spinout, Big City)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Sep 20 Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
  • Sep 21 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Sep 22 Peter Adams, actor (Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Sep 24 Colin Cowe, senior bursar (Magdalen College Oxford)
  • Sep 24 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Sep 26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • Sep 27 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • Sep 27 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • Sep 28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Sep 30 Chung Hee Park, general/President of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
  • Sep 30 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  • Sep 8 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
  • Sep 12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
  • Sep 20 Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17
  • Sep 23 Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)
  • Sep 25 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • Sep 27 Edgar H G Degas, French impressionist artist (ballerina), dies at 83