On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • USS Kearney becomes the 1st US destroyer torpedoed in World War II, while the country is still neutral

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Earl Thomas Conley, country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)

Famous Deaths

  • John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies