What Happened on November 17, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), born in Tipton, Missouri (d. 1991)

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito (78 years old)

American Emmy Award-winning actor (Taxi - "Louie"; Ruthless People; Twins; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank"), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York

Lorne MichaelsLorne Michaels (78 years old)

Canadian TV producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect (Pritzker Prize 2000), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Sarolta Monspart, Hungarian orienteering competitor (first non-Scandinavian female to win World C'ship 1972; 14 x national titles), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2021)

Tom SeaverTom Seaver (1944-2020)

American Baseball HOF pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star; NY Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago WS), born in Fresno, California [1]


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? 78 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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