On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1917

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
1917 Highlights

About October 17, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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