On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler visits field marshal Erich von Manstein's headquarters in Zaporozje, Ukraine and stays until the 19th

Historic Event

Dow Chemical and Corning Glass Works form a joint venture to explore and produce silicon materials, based off of the work of James Franklin Hyde

  • Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews

Historic Event

Major General Omar Bradley flies to Washington, D.C.

Sports History

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army

Famous Deaths

  • Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54
  • Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
1943 Highlights

About February 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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