Tuesday 17 August 1943
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert De Niro and Suleiman Ali Nashnush.
The Seventh Victim, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while So Little Time by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Robert De Niro: American actor, director and businessman, the winner of two Oscar awards for Best Supporting Actor in "The Godfather, Part Two," 1974 and in 1980 as Best Actor in "Raging Bull.
- Suleiman Ali Nashnush
- Yukio Kasaya: Japan -- 70m ski jumper (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Robert De Niro in New York City actor (Bang the Drum Slowly: Taxi Driver).
- Dave ''Snaker'' Ray: American musician (d. 2002).
- Sasha Fenton: British astrologer and prolific author of 24 books on mind, body and spirit subjects.
- Boots Plata: Filipino actor director and screenwriter (d. 2011).
- Edward Cowie: English composer painter and author.
- Ian McAllister: Scottish businessman.
- John Humphrys: Welsh journalist and author.
- : American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Koerner Ray & Glover) (d. 2002).
- Koos Postema: Editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk) / Dutch TV host.
- Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
- US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17O at attack on Regensburg / Schweinfurt
- World War II: The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.
- The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission.
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