What Happened on April 17, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Syria declares independence from French administration

Famous Birthdays

  • Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
  • Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
  • J R Baines, professor (Egyptologist)

Famous Deaths

  • John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies