On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 1917

Historical Events

  • World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children with 432 injuries

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Bodner, American jazz clarinetist and studio musician (also played flute, oboe, saxophone, piccolo, and English horn), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • Simon "Si" Zentner, American jazz, session, and pop trombonist and big-band leader, born in New York City (d. 2000)
1917 Highlights

About June 13, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini