On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1917

Historical Events

  • Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDean Martin

Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer, comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2000)
1917 Highlights

About June 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini