On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1943

Historical Events

Sports History

Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs

Famous Birthdays

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow [Pincus], American pop singer, and piano player ("Mandy": "Daybreak"; "I Write The Songs"; "Copacabana"), born in New York City

  • Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer, born in Estacada, Oregon
  • Christopher Brown, English composer, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


1943 Highlights

About June 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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