October 1917 in history

October 1917 events chronologically

Oct 4 World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde fought between the British and German armies in Flanders
Oct 12 World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history
Oct 13 The "Miracle of the Sun" is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal
Oct 15 World War I: At Vincennes outside Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire
Oct 17 First British bombing of Germany in World War I
Oct 19 The Love Field in Dallas is opened
Oct 23 Lenin calls for the October Revolution

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1917

Oct 2 Christian de Duve a Nobel Prize-winning Belgian cytologist and biochemist. He was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, Great Britain, as a son of Belgian refugees during the First World War. They returned to Belgium in 1920. He was the Founding President of the prestigious L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. He made serendipitous discoveries of two eukaryotic organelles, peroxisome and lysosome, for which he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George Palade. He was a multilingual, able to speak English, French, German, and Flemish, and the skill which once saved his life
Oct 7 June Allyson an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer and singer.
Oct 10 Thelonious Monk an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Ruby, My Dear," "In Walked Bud," and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than 1,000 pieces, whereas Monk wrote about 70
Oct 15 Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. A specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy. In the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns he was a primary speechwriter and adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson A Pulitzer Prize winner, Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration, from the 1960 presidential campaign to the president's state funeral, titled A Thousand Days
Oct 20 Stéphane Hessel a diplomat, ambassador, writer, concentration camp survivor, French Resistance member and BCRA agent. Born German, he became a naturalised French citizen in 1939. He became an observer of the editing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. In 2011 he was named by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers. In later years his activism focused on economic inequalities, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and protection for the post-WW2 social vision. His short book Time for Outrage! sold 4.5 million copies worldwide. Hessel and his book were linked and cited as an inspiration for the Spanish Indignados, the American Occupy Wall Street movement and other political movements
Oct 21 Dizzy Gillespie an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.
Oct 22 Joan Fontaine an English-American actress. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1917

Oct 3 Eduardo di Capua an Italian composer, singer and songwriter.
Oct 9 Hussein Kamel of Egypt the Sultan of Egypt from 19 December 1914 to 9 October 1917, during the British protectorate over Egypt.
Oct 13 Florence La Badie an American actress in the early days of the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917. Her career was at its height when she died at age 29 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident
Oct 15 Mata Hari a Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.
Oct 22 Bob Fitzsimmons a British / New Zealand professional boxer who made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion. He also achieved fame for beating Gentleman Jim Corbett, the man who beat John Sullivan and is in The Guinness Book of World Records as the lightest Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed "Ruby Robert" and "The Freckled Wonder", he took pride in his lack of scars and appeared in the ring wearing heavy woollen underwear to conceal the disparity between his trunk and leg-development. He was also known for his pure fighting skills due to dislike of training for fights, which would ultimately cost him at times in his career
Oct 27 Arthur Rhys-Davids a British flying ace during the First World War.
Oct 28 Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein a minor German prince who became a member of the British Royal Family through his marriage to Princess Helena of the United Kingdom , the fifth child and third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.