On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1917

Historical Events

  • Boston Braves first baseman Hank Gowdy is first active MLB player to enlist for service in World War I; only player to fight in both World War I & II

Famous Birthdays

  • William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
1917 Highlights

About June 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini