What Happened on February 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)