On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1917

Historical Events

  • French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

Famous Birthdays

  • George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
1917 Highlights

About September 6, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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