On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies