On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st British bombing of Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59