What Happened on September 17, 1943

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Samuel T. Durrance, American scientist and astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Tyldesley, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets, BB 3/50; Lancashire CCC), dies at 46

About September 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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