What Happened on August 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated
  • British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000
  • Turkish troops overthrow Caukasus

Famous Birthdays

  • Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Mort Marshall [Mortimer Haig Lichtenstein], American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Dumplings), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)