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1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1917[]


  • January 1 – The University of Oregon defeats The University of Pennsylvania 14–0 in college football's 3rd Annual Rose Bowl.
  • January 2 – The Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank.
  • January 11 – German saboteurs set off the Kingsland Explosion at Kingsland, NJ (now Lyndhurst, NJ), one of the events leading to U.S. involvement in World War I.
  • January 13 – World War I: The Battle of Wadi occurs between Allied British and Ottoman Empire forces, during the Mesopotamian campaign in modern-day Iraq.
  • January 19Silvertown explosion: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.
  • January 22 – World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  • January 25
    • The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for $25 million.
    • An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco attracts huge crowds to public meetings. At one meeting attended by 7,000 people, 20,000 are kept out for lack of room. In a conference with Rev. Paul Smith, an outspoken foe of prostitution, 300 prostitutes make a plea for toleration, explaining they had been forced into the practice by poverty. When Smith asks if they will take other work at $8 to $10 a week, the ladies laugh derisively, which loses them public sympathy. The police close about 200 houses of prostitution shortly thereafter. [1]
  • January 26 – The sea defences at the English village of Hallsands are breached, leading to all but one of the houses becoming uninhabitable.
  • January 28 – The United States ends its search for Pancho Villa.
  • January 30Pershing's troops in Mexico begin withdrawing back to the United States. They reach Columbus, Ohio February 5.
  • January 31 – World War I: Germany announces its U-boats will engage in unrestricted submarine warfare.


  • February 3 – World War I: The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
  • February 5 – The constitution of Mexico is adopted.
  • February 13Mata Hari is arrested for spying.
  • February 23 – The first International Women's Day is observed in Russia.
  • February 24 – World War I: United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, Walter H. Page, is shown the intercepted Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany offers to give the American Southwest back to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
  • February 26 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records their first commercial record, with the tunes "Livery Stable Blues" and "Dixie Jazz Band One Step".

President Woodrow Wilson of the United States announces to Congress the breaking of diplomatic relations with Germany



  • April 2 – World War I: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
  • April 6 – World War I: The United States declares war on Germany.
  • April 9April 12 – World War I: Canadian troops win the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
  • April 10 – An ammunition factory explosion in Chester, Pennsylvania kills 133.
  • April 11 – World War I: Brazil severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
  • April 16
    • Vladimir Lenin arrives in Petrograd.
    • World War I: The Nivelle Offensive commences.
  • April 19 – World War I: The Second Battle of Gaza, a fiasco for the British, causes the dismissal of the commander of the Eastern Expeditionary Force, General Archibald Murray.


  • May 9 – World War I: The Nivelle Offensive is abandoned.
  • May 13
    • Three peasant children claim to see the Virgin Mary above a Holm Oak tree in Cova da Iria near Fátima, Portugal.
    • The nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated Archbishop by Pope Benedict XV[2]
  • May 18 – World War I: The Selective Service Act passes the U.S. Congress, giving the President the power of conscription.
  • May 21 – Over 300 acres (73 blocks) are destroyed in the Great Atlanta fire of 1917.
  • May 22 – Commissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
  • May 23 – A month of civil violence in Milan, Italy ends after the Italian army forcefully takes over the city from anarchists and anti-war revolutionaries. Fifty people are killed and 800 people are arrested.[3]
  • May 26 – A tornado strikes Mattoon, Illinois, causing devastation and killing 101 people.
  • May 27 – World War I: Over 30,000 French troops refuse to go to the trenches in Missy-aux-Bois.


  • June 1 – A French infantry regiment seizes Missy-aux-Bois and declares an anti-war military government. Other French army troops soon apprehend them.
  • June 4 – The very first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for a biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert Bayard Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
  • June 5 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States.
  • June 13 – World War I: The first major German bombing raid on London leaves 162 dead and 432 injured.
  • June 15 – The United States enacts the Espionage Act.


  • July – Panama Canal Department.
  • July 1
    • A labor dispute ignites a race riot in East St. Louis, Illinois, which leaves 250 dead.
    • Russian General Brusilov begins a major offensive in Galicia, initially advancing towards Lemberg.
  • July 6
    • World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence capture Aqaba from the Turks.
    • World War I: A conscription crisis in Canada leads to passage of the Military Service Act.
  • July 12 – The Phelps Dodge Corporation deports over 1,000 suspected IWW members from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • July 1617Russian troops mutiny, abandon the Austrian front, and retreat to the Ukraine; hundreds are shot by their commanding officers during the retreat.
  • July 1618 – Serious clashes in St. Petersburg in July Days; Lenin escapes to Finland; Trotsky is arrested.
  • July 17 – King George V of the United Kingdom issues a proclamation, stating that thenceforth the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor, vice the Germanic bloodline of House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which is an offshoot of the historic (800+ years) House of Wettin.
  • July 20 – the Parliament of Finland declares itself holder of sovereignty in the Grand Principality of Finland.
  • July 20 – The Corfu Declaration, which enabled the establishment of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • July 20 (July 7, O.S.) – Alexander Kerensky becomes premier of the Russian Provisional Government, replacing Prince Georgy Lvov.
  • July 2028 – World War I: Austrian and German forces repulse the Russian advance into Galicia.
  • July 25Sir William Thomas White introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
  • July 28 – The Silent Protest is organized by the NAACP in New York to protest the East St. Louis Riot of July 2, as well as lynchings in Texas and Tennessee.
  • July 31 – World War I: The Battle of Passchendaele: Allied offensive operations commence in Flanders.


  • August – The Green Corn Rebellion, an uprising by several hundred farmers against the World War I draft, takes place in central Oklahoma.
  • August 2Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning lands his aircraft on the ship HMS Furious in Scapa Flow, Orkney. He is killed 5 days later during another landing on the ship.
  • August 3 – The New York Guard is founded.
  • August 10 – A general strike begins in Spain; it is smashed after 3 days with 70 left dead, hundreds of wounded and 2,000 arrests.
  • August 17 – One of English literature's important meetings takes place when Wilfred Owen introduces himself to Siegfried Sassoon at the Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh.
  • August 18 – The Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917 in Greece destroys 32% of the city, leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
  • August 29 – World War I: The Military Service Act is passed in the Canadian House of Commons, giving the Government of Canada the right to conscript men into the army.



  • November 2Zionism: The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".
  • November 6 – World War I: Battle of Passchendaele: After 3 months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
    • Militants from Trotsky's committee join with trusty Bolshevik soldiers to seize government buildings and pounce on members of the provisional government.
  • November 7
    • October Revolution: The workers of Petrograd in Russia, led by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, attack the Kerensky Provisional Government ( Julian Calendar shows an October 25 date).
    • Iran (which provided weapons for Russia) refuses to support the Allied Forces after the October Revolution.
    • World War IThird Battle of Gaza: United Kingdom forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
  • November 15
    • In the United States, a "Night of Terror" results in the injury of several influential suffragettes.
    • Finland takes a step towards full sovereignty, ending the personal union with Russia.
    • British troops occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa in Palestine.
    • Georges Clemenceau becomes prime minister of France.
  • November 17 – The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • November 20
    • World War I – Battle of Cambrai: British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are soon beaten back.
    • The Ukraine is declared a republic.
  • November 22 – In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up.
  • November 23 – The Bolsheviks release the full text of the previously secret Sykes-Picot Agreement in Izvestia and Pravda; it is subsequently printed in the Manchester Guardian on November 26.
  • November 24 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most fatal single event in U.S. police history until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • November 26 – The National Hockey League is formed as a replacement for the recently disbanded National Hockey Association.
  • November 28 – The Bolsheviks offer peace terms to the Germans.
  • November 29Don Cossacks declare the Don Republic, which lasts two weeks.


  • December 3 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic (the bridge partially collapsed on August 29, 1907 and September 11, 1916).
  • December 6
    • Finland declares independence.
    • Halifax Explosion: Two freighters collide in Halifax Harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia and cause a huge explosion that kills at least 1,963 people, injures 9,000 and destroys part of the city (until Hiroshima, the biggest manmade explosion in recorded history).
  • December 11 – British troops take Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire.
  • December 25Why Marry?, the first dramatic play to win a Pulitzer Prize, opens at the Astor Theatre in New York City.
  • December 26United States president Woodrow Wilson uses the Federal Possession and Control Act to place most U.S. railroads under the United States Railroad Administration, hoping to more efficiently transport troops and materials for the war effort.


  • The Lions Clubs International is formed.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien begins writing the original Book of Lost Tales (the first version of The Silmarillion); thus Middle-earth is first written in about this year.
  • Female suffrage is enacted in the Netherlands.
  • The True Jesus Church is established in Beijing.
  • The first of the Cottingley Fairies photos are taken.
  • A cholera outbreak kills several German prisoners-of-war being held at Shankend in Scotland.


  • World War I (19141918)
  • Encephalitis lethargica (1917–1928)
  • Russian Revolution


1917 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1917

Ab urbe condita 2670
Armenian calendar 1366
Bahá'í calendar 73 – 74
Buddhist calendar 2461
Coptic calendar 1633 – 1634
Ethiopian calendar 1909 – 1910
Hebrew calendar 5677 5678
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1972 – 1973
 - Shaka Samvat 1839 – 1840
 - Kali Yuga 5018 – 5019
Holocene calendar 11917
Iranian calendar 1295 – 1296
Islamic calendar 1335 – 1336
Japanese calendar Taishō


(大正 6年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2577
Julian calendar 1962
Korean calendar 4250
Thai solar calendar 2460


  • January 2Vera Zorina, German dancer and actress (d. 2003)
  • January 3Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • January 5
    • Jane Wyman, American actress, philanthropist, and first wife of Ronald Reagan (Falcon Crest) (d. 2007)
    • Adolfo Consolini, Italian discus thrower (d. 1969)
    • Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
    • Lucienne Day, textile designer (d. 2010)
  • January 6Koo Chen-fu, Nationalist Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • January 10Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008)
  • January 12
    • Jimmy Skinner, Detroit Red Wings head coach (d. 2007)
    • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, transcendental meditation guru, most notably to The Beatles (d. 2008)
  • January 16Carl Karcher, American founder of the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • January 17M. G. Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu chief minister and actor. (d. 1987)
  • January 19
    • John Raitt, American actor and singer (d. 2005)
    • Graham Higman, British mathematician (d. 2008)
  • January 24Ernest Borgnine, American actor
  • January 25Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2003)
  • January 26William Verity Jr., American politician (d. 2007)
  • February 1Squadron Leader James "Ginger" Lacey, the top scoring RAF fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain (d. 1989)
  • February 2Đỗ Mười, Vietnamese leader
  • February 4
    • Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
    • Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (d. 2002)
  • February 5Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress
  • February 6Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-born actress
  • February 11
    • Sidney Sheldon, American author (d. 2007)
    • T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary (d. 1976)
  • February 12Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • February 14Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • February 17Joseph Conombo, Prime Minister of Upper Volta (d. 2008)
  • February 18Tuulikki Pietilä, Finnish artist (d. 2009)
  • February 19Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
  • February 20Juan Vicente Torrealba, Venezuelan harpist and composer
  • February 25
    • Anthony Burgess, English author (d. 1993)
    • Brenda Joyce, American actress (d. 2009)
  • February 27John Connally, Governor of Texas (d. 1993)
  • February 28Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (d. 2003)
  • February 28Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 2007)


  • March 1
    • Harry Caray, baseball broadcaster (d. 1998)
    • Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
  • March 2
    • Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor, bandleader, and musician (d. 1986)
    • Laurie Baker, English architect (d. 2007)
  • March 3Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
  • March 4Clyde McCullough, American baseball catcher (d. 1982)
  • March 5Raymond P. Shafer, Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • March 12Googie Withers, British actress
  • March 14John McCallum, Australian actor (d. 2010)
  • March 16Samael Aun Weor, Columbian writer (d. 1977)
  • March 19Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist (d. 1950)
  • March 20Vera Lynn, English actress and singer
  • March 21Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician, and Military Chief of Staff (d. 1984)
  • March 24John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 1997)
    • Constantine Andreou, Brazilian-Greek artist (d. 2007)
  • March 26Rufus Thomas, American singer (d. 2001)
  • March 27Cyrus Vance, American politician (d. 2002)
  • April 1Sydney Newman, Canadian-born television producer (d. 1997)
  • April 2Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
  • April 5Robert Bloch, American writer (d. 1994)
  • April 7R.G. Armstrong, American actor
  • April 10Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • April 13Robert O. Anderson, American businessman, founder of Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. (d. 2007)
  • April 14Marvin Miller, American baseball executive
  • April 17Bill Clements, Governor of Texas
  • April 22Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina
  • April 25Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (d. 1996)
  • April 26Virgil Trucks, American baseball player
    • I. M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
  • April 29Celeste Holm, American actress
  • April 30Bea Wain, American singer


  • May 1
    • Fyodor Khitruk, Russian animator
    • Danielle Darrieux, French singer and actress
    • John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (General Hospital) (d. 1996)
  • May 3Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia
  • May 8John Anderson, Jr., American politician
  • May 12Frank Clair, Canadian football coach (d. 2005)
  • May 14Lou Harrison, American composer (d. 2003)
  • May 16George Gaynes, Finnish-born actor
  • May 20Bergur Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
  • May 21Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (Perry Mason) (d. 1993)
  • May 22Georg Tintner, Austrian conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 25Theodore Hesburgh, American priest and educator
  • May 28
    • Papa John Creech, African-American fiddler (d. 1994)
    • Marshall Reed, American film and television actor (d. 1980)
  • May 29John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
  • June 1William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • June 6Kirk Kerkorian, Armenian-American businessman; billionaire
  • June 7
    • Gwendolyn Brooks, African American writer (d. 2000)
    • Dean Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1995)
  • June 10
    • Eric Hobsbawm, British historian
    • Ruari McLean, British typographer (d. 2006)
  • June 14Lise Nørgaard, Danish journalist and writer
  • June 15
    • John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Lash La Rue, American cowboy actor (d. 1996)
  • June 16
    • Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
    • Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)
    • Ben Bubar, American presidential candidate. (d. 1995)
    • Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • June 30Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)


  • July 1Humphry Osmond, British psychiatrist (d. 2004)
  • July 4Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • July 7
    • Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (d. 2003)
    • Larry O'Brien, American politician and former NBA commissioner (d. 1990)
  • July 10
    • Don Herbert, American television personality (Mr. Wizard) (d. 2007)
    • Reg Smythe, British cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • July 16William Woodson, American voice actor
  • July 17 - Phyllis Diller, American comedian
  • July 18Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
  • July 19William Scranton, American politician
  • August 11Dik Browne, American cartoonist (Hagar the Horrible) (d. 1989)
  • August 14Marty Glickman, American sports announcer (d. 2001)
  • August 15
    • Jack Lynch, President of Ireland (d. 1999)
    • Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman Catholic Archbishop (d. 1980)
  • August 18Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)
  • August 22John Lee Hooker, African-American musician (d. 2001)
  • August 25Mel Ferrer, Cuban-American actor, film director and film producer (d. 2008)
    • Lisbeth Movin, Danish actress
  • August 28Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (d. 1994)
  • August 29Isabel Sanford, African-American actress (The Jeffersons) (d. 2004)
  • August 30Denis Healey, British author and politician


  • September 6Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • September 7
    • John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Leonard Cheshire, British war hero (d. 1992)
    • Tetsuo Hamuro, Japanese swimmer (d. 2005)
  • September 10Miguel Serrano, Chilean diplomat, explorer, and journalist (d. 2009)
  • September 11
    • Donald Blakeslee, American aviator (d. 2008)
    • Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor
    • Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (d. 1989)
    • Jessica Mitford, Anglo-American writer (d. 1996)
    • Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)
  • September 13Robert Ward, American composer (d. 1994)
  • September 15Shanul Haq Haqqee, Pakistani poet, author, lexicographer (d. 2005)
  • September 20Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and official (d. 2006)
  • September 25Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • September 27Louis Auchincloss, American novelist (d. 2010)
  • September 30Park Chung-hee, former president of South Korea, (d. 1979)
  • October 2Christian de Duve, English-born biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • October 7June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
  • October 8
    • Danny Murtaugh, baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
    • Rodney Robert Porter, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1985)
  • October 10Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
  • October 13George Virl Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (d. 2007)
  • October 15
    • Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004)
    • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007)
  • October 21Dizzy Gillespie, African-American musician (d. 1993)
  • October 22Joan Fontaine, British-born actress
  • October 30Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (d. 2005)




  • January 2Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (b. 1832)
  • January 4Frederick Selous, British explorer (b. 1851)
  • January 10William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (b. 1846)
  • January 16George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)
  • February 5Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860)
  • February 10John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849)
  • February 21Fred Mace, American actor (b. 1878)
  • March 5Manuel de Arriaga, first president of Portugal (b. 1840)
  • March 8Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German inventor (b. 1838)
  • March 17Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838)
  • March 31Emil Adolf von Behring, German winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1854)
  • April 8Richard Olney, American politician (b. 1835)
  • April 13Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman (b. 1856)
  • April 14L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • April 17Scott Joplin, African-American musician and composer (b. 18671868)
  • May 7Albert Ball, British World War I Fighter Ace, VC recipient (b. 1896)
  • May 17Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak (b. 1829)
  • May 20Philipp von Ferrary, Italian stamp collector (b. 1850)
  • May 24Les Darcy, Australian boxer (b. 1895)
  • May 29Kate Harrington (b. 1831)
  • May 25Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)
  • June 18Titu Maiorescu, Romanian Prime Minister (b. 1840)
  • June 26John Dunville, British Army officer (b. 1896)
  • June 30Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (b. 1861)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsCharles Glover Barkla
  • Chemistry – not awarded
  • Medicine – not awarded
  • LiteratureKarl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
  • PeaceInternational Committee of the Red Cross

People of the year 1917 at Familypedia

142 people were born in 1917

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Angel Adelman (1917-1970)
Howard Parmalee Ady (1917-1998)Howard Parmelle Ady (1890-1948)Marie McCombs (1893-1978)
Rosanna Alves (1917-2000)
Cleveland Amory (1917-1998)Robert Amory (1885-1972)Leonore Cobb (1885-1971)
Stephanie Anschütz (1917-1999)
Helen Jean Arakelian (1917-2008)Arut Arakelian (1883-1947)Vartanoosh Rose Miroyan (1886-1950)
William James Ashworth (1917-2005)Albert P. Ashworth (1872-1934)Jessie C. Patterson (1885-1965)
Adina Atanasescu (1917-1960)Nicolae Atanasescu (c1880-c1950)Gilberta Filotti (1888-c1955)
Louis Stanton Auchincloss (1917-2010)Joseph Howland Auchincloss (1886-1968)Priscilla Dixon Stanton (1888-1972)
Elsie Marie Augustine (1917-1997)John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Cora Arledge (1886-1963)
Samuel Axton (1917-2000)Michael Axton (1889-1942)Darlene McCaskey (1893-1953)
Patricia Beckers (1917-1970)Andrew Beckers (1880-1940)Madeline Bennett (1887-1962)
Albert Beljon (1917-1993)Albert Edward Beljon (1882-1948)Violet Irene Morris (1886-1927)
Andrew Bennett (1917-1989)Patrick Bennett (1890-1950)Marcia De Mercy (1888-1947)
Jean-Claude Bernier (1917-1998)Edmond Bernier (1896-1958)Patricia Abgrall (1896-1965)
... further results

37 children were born to the 59 women born in 1917

273 people died in 1917

 FatherMotherAge at death
Emily Albury (1844-1917)John Albury (1823-1855)Mary Ann Masters (1822-1901)73
Annie Grace Aldridge (1909-1917)William Aldridge (1858-1943)Georgina Smith (1870-1909)
Eliza Fredonia Alexander (1855-1917)Horace Martin Alexander (1812-1881)Catherine Houston (1831-1900)
Isaac Newton Allred (1830-1917)William Allred (1790-1841)Sarah Ann Warren (1794-1858)
Orson Allred (1852-1917)William Jackson Allred (1827-1895)Leona Elizabeth Burton (1833-1909)
Charles William Anderson (1877-1917)Richard Benedick Anderson (1848-1936)Mary Jane Linville (1849-1918)
Seymour Apps (1846-1917)William Apps (1813-1901)Philadelphia Foots (1813-1874)
Laura Calvert Arbuthnot (1830-1917)George Arbuthnot (1772-1843)Elizabeth Fraser (1792-1834)
Cécile Arsenault (1867-1917)
John Harvey Averett (1854-1917)Elisha Averett (1810-1890)Sarah Jane Witt (1831-1875)
Richard Babbitt (1842-1917)Henry William Babbitt (1815-1867)Elizabeth Tyler (1817-1916)
Christian Martin Bade (1846-1917)71
Ann Bailey (1865-1917)Henry Bailey (1837-1920)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)
William Bailey (1851-1917)John Bailey (1797-1878)Ellen Perkins (1832-1896)
Frederick George Pitty Barbour (1895-1917)George Pitty Barbour (1867-1951)Isabella Fredericka Hibberd (1869-1954)
... further results

16619 people lived in 1917

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
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Events of the year 1917 at Familypedia

176 people were married in 1917.

 Joined with
Harold Lee Alden (1890-1964)Mildred Viola Davidson (1892-1981)
Beatrice Clarenza Apps (1894-1948)Archibald George Page (1894-1966)
Arthur James Arnall (1878-1968)Julia May Agnes O'Connor (1890-1988)
Cecilia Bailey (1895-1927)Alfred Harold Blackman (1886-1923)+John Hassall Roberts (1881-1962)
James Alexander Baird (1891-1956)Ada Condie (1894-1965)
Jacob Bakker (1885-1967)Teetje Eg (1887-1969)
Charles James Balfour (1889-1939)Aurea Versa Baring (1891-1975)
Wilfred Watson Balgowan (1897-1970)Myrtle Baker (1896-1944)+Betsey Annie Hunter (1908-1983)
Aurea Versa Baring (1891-1975)Charles James Balfour (1889-1939)
Israel Barlow (1842-1923)Hannah Yeates (1843-1901)+ Mary Elizabeth Beebe (1853-1928)
Mary Elizabeth Beebe (1853-1928)Marcus Wellington Lowell (1828-1904) + Israel Barlow (1842-1923)
Jan Bijl (1892-1973)Annigtje Mientjes (c1892-)
Alfred Harold Blackman (1886-1923)Cecilia Bailey (1895-1927)
Daisy Victoria Blackman (1891-1972)Arthur John Merton (1894-1929)
Janet (`Jenny') Macfie Blaikie (1879-1972)Reginald William Henry Crawford-Leslie (1873-1916)+Alexander Gordon Duff (1884-1978)
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There were 2 military battles in 1917.

 Event date
First Battle of Passchendaele12 October 1917
Battle of Messines (1917)7 June 1917
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Further reading[]


  1. ^ "Calendar in year 1917 (Russia)" (Julian calendar), webpage: Julian-1917 (Romania used Julian in 1919, when Russia adopted Gregorian).
  2. ^ L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 12/19 August 1998, page 9
  3. ^ Seton-Watson, Christopher. 1967. Italy from Liberalism to Fascism: 1870 to 1925. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. Pp. 468–9
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