Saturday 17 November 1945
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Lost Weekend, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roland Joffe: Director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields).
- Elvin Hayes NBA star (San Diego Rockets: Houston Rockets, Baltimore Bullets).
- Elvin Hayes: American basketball player, playing forward and center with the Rockets and the Bullets.
- Lesley Abdela: English journalist and activist.
- Jeremy Hanley: English accountant and politician British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
- Roland Joffé: English-French director producer and screenwriter
- Girl from Nantucket closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
- New world air speed record 606mph (975kph) set by HJ Wilson of Royal Air Force.
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