On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1941

Historical Events

  • German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan

Famous Birthdays

  • Boog Powell, American baseball player (AL MVP 1970), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Ibrahim Babangida, Nigerian Head of State (1985–1993), born in Northern Region, British Nigeria
1941 Highlights

About August 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo