On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Tin Can Drive Day in the US, salvage collected for the war effort

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer (Let's Dance; Call Me), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • Geoffrey Deuel, American actor

Person of interestRené Préval

René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)

President of Haiti René Préval
President of Haiti
René Préval