On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

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