What Happened on November 17, 1940

Historical Events

  • Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Gill, British sculptor, engraver and typographer (Perpetua, Gill Sans), dies of cancer at 58
  • Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
1940 Highlights

About November 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio