Sunday 17 August 1941
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ibrahim Babangida and Boog Powell.
The Little Foxes, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Ibrahim Babangida: President of Nigeria (1985- ).
- Boog Powell: baseball player (American League Most Valuable Player 1970).
- Jean Pierre Lefebvre: French Canadian film director.
- Sylvia De Swaan: Romanian-born Jewish visual artist and traveller; a photographer who has lived and worked in Mexico, Europe and the United States.
- Lothar Bisky: German businessman and politician (d. 2013).
- Jean Lefebvre: Canadian director and screenwriter
- German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
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