On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

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 former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
  • Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • Jacob Everaers, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)