What Happened on October 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Burma railway completed, built by Allied POWs and Asian laborers for use of the Japanese army
  • Liberators sink U-540 & U-631

Famous Birthdays

  • Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Stefan StarzyƄski, Polish politician (b. 1893)