On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
  • American men begin registering for the draft

Historic Event

Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WWI


Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Greenwood, British aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, born in 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London (d. 2009)
  • Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (CBS, Chronicles), born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • Howard Metzenbaum, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1945-76), and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
1917 Highlights

About June 4, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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