What Happened on April 17, 1944

Historical Events

  • 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4; second straight victory; 3rd of 4 titles

Famous Birthdays

  • John Lill, British classical pianist, born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), dies at 76
1944 Highlights

About April 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries