On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1943

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Millionaire Howard Hughes crashes into Lake Mead, while test flying his Sikorsky S-43, killing CAA inspector Ceco Cline and Richard Felt

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer).
  • World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
1943 Highlights

About May 17, 1943

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

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