What Happened on November 17, 1945

Historical Events

  • "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

Famous Birthdays

Elvin Hayes (77 years old)

American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA All-Star 1969–1980; NBA scoring champion 1969), born in Rayville, Louisiana

  • Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, dies at 63

About November 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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