On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1917

Historical Events

  • Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
  • Ernie Shore enters game after Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth is ejected for throwing punch at umpire; retires all 26 batters he faces to win 4-0 vs Washington Senators; ruled combined no-hitter
  • 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)
1917 Highlights

About June 23, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer