September 1917 in history

September 1917 events chronologically

Sep 14 Russia is officially proclaimed a republic
Sep 26 World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1917

Sep 7 John Cornforth an Australian–British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions.
Sep 10 Masahiko Kimura widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. Kimura was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan. In submission grappling, the reverse ude-garami arm lock is often called the "Kimura", due to his famous victory over Gracie jiu-jitsu developer Hélio Gracie
Sep 11 Ferdinand Marcos a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He ruled under martial law from 1972 until 1981. Public outrage led to the snap elections of 1986 and to the making of People Power Revolution in February 1986
Sep 11 Herbert Lom a Czech-born film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting more than 60 years he appeared in character roles, usually portraying villains early in his career and professional men in later years
Sep 20 Red Auerbach an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games and nine National Basketball Association championships in ten years. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports
Sep 25 Phil Rizzuto an American Major League Baseball shortstop. He spent his entire 13-year baseball career with the New York Yankees , and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994
Sep 30 Buddy Rich an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove, and speed

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1917

Sep 5 Marian Smoluchowski an ethnic Polish scientist in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was a pioneer of statistical physics and an avid mountaineer
Sep 9 Madge Syers a British figure skater. She became the first woman to compete at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1902 by entering what was previously an all-male event and won the silver medal, which prompted the International Skating Union to create a separate ladies' championship. Syers was the winner of the first two ladies' events in 1906 and 1907, and went on to become the Olympic champion at the 1908 Summer Olympics, the first Olympic Games to include figure skating. She also competed as a pairs skater with her husband Edgar Syers, winning the bronze medal at the 1908 Olympics
Sep 9 Boris Stürmer a Master of Ceremonies at the Court and a corrupt and incompetent Russian statesman. He was a member of the Russian Assembly, served as Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire during 1916. Under his administration the country suffered drastic inflation and a transportation breakdown, which led to severe food shortages. Stürmer simply let matters drift until he was able to be relieved of this post
Sep 11 Georges Guynemer a top fighter ace for France during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death.
Sep 23 Werner Voss a World War I German flying ace credited with 48 aerial victories.
Sep 27 Edgar Degas a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation
Sep 28 T. E. Hulme an English critic and poet who, through his writings on art, literature and politics, had a notable influence upon modernism.