What Happened on February 17, 1943

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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

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

Event of Interest

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

Sports History

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army

1943 History

Famous Deaths

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

About February 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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