What Happened on July 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

Famous Weddings

Person of interestPerson of Interest

One of the world's greatest contraltos 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