On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1944

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Eniwetok

Battle of Eniwetok begins with US forces landing on Canna and Camelia islets

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US landing craft pass supporting warships on their way to Eniwetok Atoll
US landing craft pass supporting warships on their way to Eniwetok Atoll
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  • US begins night bombing of Truk

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
  • Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer

Famous Deaths

  • Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64
1944 Highlights

About February 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius