On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1943

Historical Events

  • Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • Physician Willem J Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Jim Weatherly, American pop and country songwriter ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • Tony Newman, English drummer (Sounds Incorporated, T.Rex), born in Southampton, England
1943 Highlights

About March 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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