On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1917

Historical Events

  • Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time
  • Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance requiring backs & whites to live in separate areas

Famous Birthdays

  • Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), born in Bhiwani, Punjab, British India (d. 2007)
  • Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born in Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • Jacob Everaers, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Tholen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jacqueline Auriol, French aviator, born in Challans, Vendée, France (d. 2000)
1917 Highlights

About November 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio