What Happened on September 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler indefinitely postpones Operation Sea Lion, which was the planned German invasion of Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis deprive Jews of possessions

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
  • Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)