What Happened on August 17, 1943

Historical Events

  • 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde (development base for the V weapons)
  • US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during attack on Schweinfurt and Regensburg

Victory in Battle

US General George S. Patton enters Messina, completing the Allied conquest of Sicily

1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues singer, and guitarist, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Edward Cowie, English composer (Leviathan), and painter, born in Birmingham, England
  • Koos Postema, Dutch editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk) and TV host

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro (79 years old)

American actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • Yukio Kasaya, Japanese ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Yoichi, Japan
Born in 1943

About August 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo