On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1943

Historical Events

  • RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

One of the world's greatest contraltos, American Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher in Bethel, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-general of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), dies at 72
1943 Highlights

About July 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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