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

Dean Martin

Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

  • 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? 104 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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