On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1943

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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

1943 Highlights

About January 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn