On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1943

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBarry Manilow

Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

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

Person of interestNewt Gingrich

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

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

1943 Highlights

About June 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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