Friday 17 July 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Connie Hawkins Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns and Peter Sissons.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Connie Hawkins Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns: ABA Most Valuable Player 1968).
- Peter Sissons: British newsreader.
- Gale Garnett: New Zealand-Canadian singer and actress.
- Don Kessinger: American baseball player and manager.
- Connie Hawkins: American basketball player.
- Zoot Money: English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Zoot Money's Big Roll Band Dantalian's Chariot and The Hard Travelers)
- Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
- 3 feet of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15.
- Estimated 87.5 cm (34.5 inches) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record).
- World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad commences in modern-day Volgograd.
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