On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)

Ben Enwonwu

Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter (Portrait of Tutu), born in Onitsha, Nigeria (d. 1994)

  • Douglas Edwards, American newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI), born in Alda, Oklahoma (1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), dies when shot down as WWI fighter pilot at 29
1917 Highlights

About July 14, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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