On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1917

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestBen Enwonwu

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

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Ben Enwonwu
  • 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? 103 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer