On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1917

Historical Events

  • German Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz announces unrestricted submarine warfare against allied shipping

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • Mary Jane DeZurik, American country singer and hillbilly yodeler (The Cackle Sisters - National Barn Dance, Grand Ole Opry), born in Royalton, Minnesota (d. 1981)
1917 Highlights

About February 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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