On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Birthdays

  • Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)