January 1917 calendar

January 1917

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1917: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1917?


  • 01 Jan 1917 The University of Oregon defeats The University of Pennsylvania 14–0 in college football's 3rd Annual Rose Bowl.
  • 08 Jan 1917 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy.
  • 09 Jan 1917 World War I: The Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 11 Jan 1917 The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  • 17 Jan 1917 The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
  • 19 Jan 1917 Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 22 Jan 1917 American entry into World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  • 26 Jan 1917 The sea defences at the English village of Hallsands are breached, leading to all but one of the houses becoming uninhabitable.
  • 27 Jan 1917 Coen de Koning wins second official 11 cities race (9 53) (record).
  • 28 Jan 1917 Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 29 Jan 1917 English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch.
  • 30 Jan 1917 Pershing's troops in Mexico begin withdrawing back to the United States. They reach Columbus, New Mexico February 5.
  • 31 Jan 1917 Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship.
  • 10 Jan 1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Seven survivors of the Ross Sea party were rescued after being stranded for several months.
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Music charts

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

  1. - You Were Just Made to Order for Me
  2. - Babes in the Wood
  3. - Sometimes You Get a Good One and Sometimes You Don't
  4. - I Ain't Got Nobody Much
  5. - The Baseball Game


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?