On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1944

Historical Events

  • -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDanny Devito

Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York

Person of interestLorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect (Pritzker Prize 2000), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California

Famous Deaths

  • Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72
  • Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34
1944 Highlights

About November 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio