Wednesday 17 February 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard Rinaldi and Lawrence Berjoan.
Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Gérard Rinaldi: French singer and actor, he was first of all the voice and the soul of the "Charlots" band.
- Lawrence Berjoan: French member of the National Skating team.
- Costas Azariadis: Greek macroeconomist.
- Barbara Anderson: American housewife and political activist, the head of a popular anti-tax group called Citizens for Limited Taxation.
- Joe Medjuck: Canadian actor and producer.
- General Major Bradley flies to Washington DC
- New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army
- Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews.
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