What Happened on May 21, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I
  • The Great Fire of Atlanta: at least 10,000 people were displaced, but there was only one fatality

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
  • Heather Swift, local councillor
  • Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
  • Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman