What Happened on December 1, 1917

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Geraldine McCullough, American painter and sculptor (Phoenix), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 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 character actor (To the Shores of Tripoli; The Shop Around the Corner), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
Born in 1917

Famous Weddings

  • American silent film actress Myrtle Gonzalez (27) weds American film actor/director Allen Watt (33) in Los Angeles, California
1917 Highlights

About December 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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