On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1917

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Trial of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari begins in Paris for allegedly spying for Germany and thus causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, born in England (d. 1996)
  • Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Simon SlĂ„ttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Valnesfjord, Norway (d. 2001)
1917 Highlights

About July 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo