May 1917 calendar

May 1917

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1917?


  • 04 May 1917 Arabs sack Tel Aviv.
  • 09 May 1917 WWI: The Nivelle Offensive is abandoned.
  • 10 May 1917 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks.
  • 11 May 1917 Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand.
  • 12 May 1917 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 13 May 1917 Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.
  • 18 May 1917 US passes Selective Service act.
  • 20 May 1917 Turkish Government authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
  • 21 May 1917 Leo Pinckney, first American drafted during WWI.
  • 22 May 1917 Commissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
  • 23 May 1917 A month of civil violence in Milan, Italy ends after the Italian army forcefully takes over the city from anarchists and anti-war revolutionaries. Fifty people are killed and 800 people are arrested.Seton-Watson, Christopher. 1967. Italy from Liberalism to Fascism: 1870 to 1925. London: Methuen amp Co. Ltd. Pp. 468–9
  • 26 May 1917 Walt Cruise hit first homerun out of Braves Field.
  • 27 May 1917 Race riot in East Saint Louis Illinois, one black killed.
  • 30 May 1917 Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
  • 19 May 1917 The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Chanson De Juin (Song of June)
  2. - Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
  3. - Ev'ry Little While
  4. - Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love
  5. - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?