On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1917

Historical Events

  • World War I: Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) begins, goes on to cause approximately 500,000 casualties

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
  • Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)
  • Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)
1917 Highlights

About July 31, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo