Friday 17 January 1941
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dame Gillian Weir and István Horthy.
High Sierra, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Dame Gillian Weir: New Zealand organist.
- István Horthy: Jr.
- Gillian Weir: New Zealand-English organist and educator.
- Jose Leite de Vasconcelos: Portuguese Scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82.
- Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
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