Friday 17 September 1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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
- 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.
- Samuel T Durrance: Tallahassee, Florida -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 35, STS 67).
- Sarah Lucas: Theatre administrator.
- Luigi Di Majo: Italian lawyer and television personality.
- 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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