On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman

Person of interestMuhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
  • Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal, dies at 57