HomeFactopediaBrainoffsRankingsCommunityLog In
You know 0 facts

1917


Play a Quick Quiz on 1917  (it's free)    



1917
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Lindley Murray
d. Nathaniel W. Niles 5-7 8-6 6-3 6-3
1917
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Molla Bjurstedt
Dmitri Shostakovich
   composed   
The Year 1917 Symphony
1917
   World Series Champions were the   
Chicago White Sox
4 games to 2 v. New York Giants
1917
   the winner was   
International Committee of the Red Cross
Founded 1863
Arthur C. Clarke
   was born on   
December 16, 1917
British science fiction writer; author of "2001, A Space Odyssey"
Anthony Burgess
   was born on   
February 25, 1917
British novelist, critic and composer
John F. Kennedy
   was born on   
May 29, 1917
35th President of the United States; assassinated in his car 11/22/1963
1917
   the winner was   
Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
Denmark, 1857-1919 / Denmark, 1857-1943
1917
   the winner was   
Omar Khayyam
Charles Borel
Finland
   gained independence in   
1917
6 December. Russia
1917
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Westcourt
Jockey - William H. McLachlan, Trainer - Joe Burton, Owner - D. U. Seaton, Time - 3.26.75
1917
   was the year   
Bolsheviks Seized Power in Russia
1917
   was the year   
Frances X. Cabrini Died
Later is canonized as first American saint
Doctor Zhivago
   is   
The Russian Revolution, 1917 & Russian Civil War, 1918-1920
By Boris Pasternak, 1957
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
   features   
Russian Revolution of 1917
20th century novel by Boris Pasternak. Most famous film adaption is the 1965 movie by David Lean featuring Omar Sharif as Zhivago.
1917
      
Corfu Declaration
Statement of intention to form a Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
1917
      
Lansing-Ishii Agreement
Trade treaty between the United States and Japan.
Ríkarður Jónsson
   created the sculpture   
Tryggvi Gunnarsson, 1917
1917
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Kalitan
E. Haynes on board -- Trainer Bill Hurley -- Edward R. Bradley -- 1:54.40
1917
   winner was   
Hourless
James H. Butwell up, Trainer: Sam Hildreth, Owner: August Belmont, Jr. -- 2:17.80
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12
   has the nickname   
The Year 1917
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
1917
   was won by   
Pay Only
W. Hanly
1917
   saw the   
Battle of Passchendaele
(Third Battle of Ypres) 31st July - 10th November 1917. Ypres, Belgium. WWI. Combatants: Germany ¦ United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa. Outcome: Stalemate
1917
   saw the   
Battle of Cambrai
British launch the first massed tank attack
1917
   the winner was the   
Seattle Metropolitans
March 4, 1917
   the oath was recited by   
Woodrow Wilson
Privately in President's Room, U.S. Capitol by Edward D. White, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
March 5, 1917
   the oath was recited by   
Woodrow Wilson
Publicly on East Portico, U.S. Capitol by Edward D. White, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1917
   was the year   
Mata Hari Was Executed
Dutch exotic dancer, by firing squad for spying for Germany
1917
   was the year   
Bolsheviks Seized Power in Russia
1917
   was the year of the   
Battle of Cambrai
British launch the first massed tank attack
1917
   was the year of the   
Battle of Passchendaele
(Third Battle of Ypres) 31st July - 10th November 1917. Ypres, Belgium. WWI. Combatants: Germany ¦ United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa. Outcome: Stalemate
The Earl of Liverpool
   was Governor General from   
1917 - 1920
28/06/1917 - 08/07/1920 Monarch George V, Prime Minister William Massey
Honus Wagner
   is famous for   
Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop, 1900-1917
Combined offensive and defensive excellence
Kate Wiggin
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
First released as a silent movie in 1917. Starred Mary Pickford, Eugene O’Brien, Helen Jerome Eddy.
J. Gordon Edwards
   directed   
Cleopatra (1917)
Petar Stojanovic
   composed   
Liebchen Am Dach (1917)
The Girl from the Garrett
John Peter Wagner (1897-1917)
   had the nickname   
“The Flying Dutchman” or “Honus”
Harold Fraser-Simpson
   composed   
The Maid of the Mountains (1917)
Samuel Earl Crawford (1899-1917)
   had the nickname   
“Wahoo Sam”
1776, 1789, 1917, 1959, 1978
   are all   
Years of Revolutions
The American, French, Russian, Cuban, and Iranian/Islamic revolutions... respectively
Harry Davenport
   directed   
Tillie Wakes Up (1917)
John F. Kennedy
   lifespan was   
1917-1963
35th President of the United States.
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917)
First released as a silent film in 1917. Starred Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston and William Buress






   About - Terms - Privacy Log In