On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1917

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Richburg, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
1917 Highlights

About December 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius