On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • Des Lynam, British TV and radio sportscaster, born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
  • Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968), born in Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Robert Graysmith, American Zodiac killer researcher and author, born in Pensacola, Florida

Famous Weddings

Maurice Richard

Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

1942 Highlights

About September 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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