On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

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)