On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 12 Lancasters bomb MAN factory in Augsburg
  • Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp
  • POW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung K√∂nigstein

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bradley, British actor (Walder Frey-Game of Thrones), born in York, Yorkshire
  • Mario Brenta, Italian writer and director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains), born in Venice, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)