On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1941

Historical Events

  • British troop land in Iraq
  • US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
  • World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolphus Hailstork, American composer, born in Rochester, New York
  • Max Stafford-Clark, English artistic director (Royal Court Theatre), born in Cambridge, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Doris Day (19) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Famous Deaths

  • Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
1941 Highlights

About April 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries