On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence E. Miller, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1967-93), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Joe Benner, American pistol shooter and coach (Olympic gold 1952; World C'ship gold 1949, 52, 54), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, born in St. Rose, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Zenna Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1983)
1917 Highlights

About November 1, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio