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

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? 80 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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