On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musician and songwriter (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, born in Choyaot village, Cambodia (d. 2020)

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
1942 Highlights

About November 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio