On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1917

Historical Events

Sports History

In a testament to his pitching ability, future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth leads Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 victory against Washington Senators legend Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • William Geoffrey Biddle, English bomb disposal expert, born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1997)
1917 Highlights

About May 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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