On This Day

November 17, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, dies at 63
1945 in History