What Happened on April 17, 1941

Historical Events

  • British troop land in Iraq
  • Egyptian steamer SS Zamzam attacked and later scuttled by German cruiser Atlantis (all on board rescued)
  • US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
  • World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
1941 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolphus Hailstork, American composer (EarthRise (A Song of Healing); Ghosts in Grey and Blue), and educator, born in Rochester, New York
  • Max Stafford-Clark, English artistic director (Royal Court Theatre), born in Cambridge, England
Born in 1941

Famous Weddings

Doris Day

American actress Doris Day (19) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Famous Deaths

  • Al Bowlly, South African-British dance band vocalist ("Midnight, The Stars, And You"), and bandleader, dies in a German bombing raid of London at 43

About April 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries