On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1941

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • Morimichi Takagi, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (NPB All-Star 1966–67, 73, 79; Chunichi Dragons), born in Gifu, Japan (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62
1941 Highlights

About July 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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