On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1917

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series

BattleExecution

Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths


BattleMata Hari

Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, executed by firing squad at 41

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

1917 Highlights

About October 15, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra