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, British rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me?")
  • Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer (Too Many Times), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Sidney, Texas
  • Viden Apostolov, Bulgarian soccer defender (22 caps; PFC Botev Plovdiv 429 games), born in Novi Iskar, Bulgaria (d. 2020)

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? 79 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra