On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1942

Historical Events

  • Allies in London sentence German war criminals

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMuhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
1942 Highlights

About December 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius