What Happened on June 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
  • Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • Christopher Brown, composer
  • Newt[on] L Gingrich, politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99), Speaker of House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania