On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1942

Historical Events

  • 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Transport #6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Don Kessinger, American baseball player, born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Gale Garnett, New Zealand singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Peter Sissons, British newsreader, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2019)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner
1942 Highlights

About July 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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