What Happened on December 22, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Flanders declares its independence, under Pieter Tack

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)

Famous Deaths

  • Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67