August 1917 calendar

August 1917

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1917.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1917: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1917?


  • 02 Aug 1917 Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning lands his aircraft on the ship in Scapa Flow, Orkney. He is killed 5 days later during another landing on the ship.
  • 03 Aug 1917 The New York Guard is founded.
  • 04 Aug 1917 Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests and officers
  • 05 Aug 1917 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
  • 06 Aug 1917 World War I: Battle of Marasesti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 10 Aug 1917 A general strike begins in Spain it is smashed after 3 days with 70 left dead, hundreds of wounded and 2,000 arrests.
  • 14 Aug 1917 Leeuwen soccer team forms
  • 17 Aug 1917 Italy declares war on Germany and Turkey
  • 18 Aug 1917 Dutch Naval Air Force forms
  • 22 Aug 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play fourth straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Race riot in Houston Texas (two blacks and 11 whites killed).
  • 25 Aug 1917 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles
  • 27 Aug 1917 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
  • 28 Aug 1917 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
  • 29 Aug 1917 WWI: 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.
  • 14 Aug 1917 World War I: The Republic of China, which had heretofore been shipping labourers to Europe to assist in the war effort, officially declares war on the Central Powers, although it will continue to send to Europe labourers instead of combatants for the remaining duration of the war.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1917?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hong Kong
  2. - Your Eyes, Your Lips, Your Heart
  3. - Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh!
  4. - All the World Will be Jealous of Me
  5. - Till the Clouds Roll By


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?