What Happened on September 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
  • Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
  • Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Kussin, German Major-General and commander in Arnhem during Operation Market Garden, dies in battle at 49