What Happened on April 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
  • US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
  • World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolphus Hailstork, composer
  • Billy Fury, singer/guitarist (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England
  • Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Doris Day (17) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Famous Deaths

  • Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)