On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1940

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 (d. 2019)
  • Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner (Stringfellows), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2018)
1940 Highlights

About October 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra