What Happened on July 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2 ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, California, killing 322
  • Soviet troops cross Bug River and march into Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
  • William James Sidis, gifted mathematician and child prodigy (b. 1898)