What Happened on January 1, 1917

Historical Events

  • 3rd Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Oregon beats Pennsylvania, 14-0; MVP: John Beckett, Oregon

Event of Interest

T. E. Lawrence joins the forces of the Arabian sheik Feisal al Husayn, beginning his adventures that will lead him to Damascus by October, 1918

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
Born in 1917

About January 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn