What Happened on September 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • The New Zealand Labour Party abolishes the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
  • World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)