On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1917

Historical Events

  • Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game; left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

Famous Birthdays

  • John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
1917 Highlights

About August 22, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo