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)

Martin Scorsese

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


Famous Deaths

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

About November 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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