On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding 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