On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1917

Historical Events

Historic Event

Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircraft as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2000)
1917 Highlights

About June 2, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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