Wednesday 17 March 1943, St. Patrick's DayUS date format: 3/17/1943, UK date format: 17/3/1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Banks and Don Mitchell in Houston.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
On TV people were watching Chapionship Wrestling.
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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
- Don Mitchell in Houston: Texas, USA; actor (Mark - Ironside).
- Jeff Banks: Welsh fashion designer.
- Andrew Brook: Canadian philosopher author and academic.
- Don Mitchell: American actor (d. 2013).
- Jim Weatherly: American singer-songwriter.
- Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed and sinks
- Éamon de Valera makes the speech quotThe Ireland That We Dreamed Ofquot, commonly called the quotcomely maidensquot speech.