On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Flanders declares its independence, under Pieter Tack
  • In the NHL's first official week of play, 3 players score hat tricks in the same game, for the same team; Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, & Harry Meeking each score 3 for the Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 win over the Ottawa Senators

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fielding Huxley, English physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Piet De Somer, Belgian physician & biologist (U of Leuven), born in Belgium (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

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