Friday 17 September 1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Samuel T Durrance and Sarah Lucas.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Samuel T Durrance: Tallahassee, Florida -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 35, STS 67).
- Sarah Lucas: Theatre administrator.
- Luigi Di Majo: Italian lawyer and television personality.
- Gilbert Prousch: Italian artist, AKA Gilbert Proesch, who works together with his life partner George Passmore (born 8 January 1942 in Plymouth, United Kingdom) as a collaborative duo called Gilbert & George.
- Load of ammunition in transit explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
- Red Army recaptures Brjansk
- World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
- WWII: The Villefranche-de-Rouergue uprising takes place.
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