What Happened on August 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


AgreementAgreement of Interest

FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler orders total blockade of Great Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant and 1st American serviceman killed in action in World War II, dies at 29