On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
  • German troops overrun Riga, Latvia
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
1917 Highlights

About September 3, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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