On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1941

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarence Collins, American doo-wop singer (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Edward Harper, composer
  • Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician

Famous Deaths

  • Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
1941 Highlights

About March 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces