On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • World War II: Soviet city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.

Famous Birthdays

  • Samuel T. Durrance, American scientist and astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies