On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
  • Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Two-time defending champion Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)