On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1940

Historical Events

  • British troops occupy Sollum, Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, dies at 80
1940 Highlights

About December 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius