What Happened on July 17, 1917

Stormy Birth for the House of Windsor

Historical Events

British History

Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), born in Alaşehir, Manisa Province (d. 2015)
  • Lou Boudreau, American Baseball HOF shortstop (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series & AL MVP 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (Cleveland, Boston RS, KC A's), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2001)

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)

American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio

Born in 1917

About July 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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