On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

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, Hall of Fame Coach

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
  • Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California

Famous Deaths

  • A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
  • Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34