What Happened on November 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector

Famous Deaths

  • Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)