What Happened on October 17, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st British bombing of Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Marsha Hunt, American actress (Born to the West; Cry 'Havoc'; Johnny Got His Gun), and human rights and peace activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • Martin Donnelly, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 206; Wellington, Canterbury) and rugby union centre (1 Test England 1947), born in Ngāruawāhia, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
Born in 1917

Famous Deaths

  • Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
1917 Highlights

About October 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra