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, born in Los Angeles
  • Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
  • René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)