Monday 17 March 1941, St. Patrick's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edward Harper and Gene Pitney in Hartford.
The Sea Wolf, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
while Random Harvest by James Hilton was one of the best selling books.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Edward Harper: Composer.
- Gene Pitney in Hartford: Connecticut, USA; rock singer ("Town without Pity").
- Clarence Collins: American singer (Imperials - "Tears on My Pillow").
- Jeff Sanders: American psychologist and professor, ran for Congress (Dem) 19th district, Southwestern Pennsylvania, in 2000.
- Wang Jin-pyng: Taiwanese soldier and politician.
- Paul Kantner: American guitarist, singer and songwriter, known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, a leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship.
- Max Stafford-Clark: English director and academic
- In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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