On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • German occupiers issue identity cards

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner (Stringfellows), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2018)