On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1941

Historical Events

  • USS Kearney becomes the 1st US destroyer torpedoed in World War II, while the country is still officially 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
1941 Highlights

About October 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra