What Happened on October 17, 1943

Historical Events

Death Railway Completed

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, American soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Stefan StarzyƄski, Polish politician (b. 1893)

About October 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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