On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • (Woodrow Wilson) "Red" Sovine, American country music singer ("Phantom 309"; "Teddy Bear"), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • Elton Britt {Baker], American country singer-songwriter ("There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"; Saturday Night Jamboree), born in Zack, Arkansas (d. 1972)
  • Fidel S├ínchez Hern├índez, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
  • Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
1917 Highlights

About July 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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