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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 1917Edit



USA bryter de diplomatiska förbindelserna med Tyskland 3 februari 1917

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













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










Nobel PrizesEdit

People of the year 1917 at Familypedia

126 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)
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)
Norma Wilson Berntson (1917-2007)John Berntson (1890-1982)Alice Erma Wilson (1891-1967)
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29 children were born to the 52 women born in 1917

247 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)8
Isaac Newton Allred (1830-1917)William Allred (1790-1841)Sarah Ann Warren (1794-1858)87
Orson Allred (1852-1917)William Jackson Allred (1827-1895)Leona Elizabeth Burton (1833-1909)65
Seymour Apps (1846-1917)William Apps (1813-1901)Philadelphia Foots (1813-1874)71
Laura Calvert Arbuthnot (1830-1917)George Arbuthnot (1772-1843)Elizabeth Fraser (1792-1834)87
Cécile Arsenault (1867-1917)
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)52
William Bailey (1851-1917)John Bailey (1797-1878)Ellen Perkins (1832-1896)66
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917)Henry Baring (1776-1848)Cecilia Anne Windham (1803-1874)76
Emily Sussanah Barton (1841-1917)Robert Johnston Barton (1809-1863)Emily Mary Darvall (1817-1909)76
Walter James Bath (c1888-1917)Henry Charles Bath (1863-1930)Jane Grieve (1865-1938)29
John Bayliss (1838-1917)John Baylis (1808-1880)Priscilla Tuzo (1815-1901)79
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15284 people lived in 1917

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Wilhelm Honecker (1881-1969)
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Erich Honecker (1912-1994)Wilhelm Honecker (1881-1969)Caroline Catharina Weidenhof (1883-1963)
Caroline Catharina Weidenhof (1883-1963)Johann Georg Weidenhof (1852-)Sophie Catharina Janus (1854-)
Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945)Joseph Gebhard Himmler (1865-1936)Anna Maria Heyder (1866-1941)
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)
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Events of the year 1917 at FamilypediaEdit

158 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)
Wilfred Watson Balgowan (1897-1970)Myrtle Baker (1896-1944)+Betsey Annie Hunter (1908-1983)
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)
Emily Althea Blanch (1891-1983)Adam Ernest Rankin (1887-1957)
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (1882-1956)Ilona Szmick + Ilona von Montagh + Beatrice Weeks + Lillian Arch + Hope Lininger
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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 readingEdit


  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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