Saturday May 17, 1941

US date format: 5/17/1941, UK date format: 17/5/1941

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1941). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Grace Zabriskie and Jean-Michel Dubernard. Sunny, directed by Herbert Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Starring: Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll, Edward Everett Horton

Love Crazy

Love Crazy

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Country: United States of America

Pirates on Horseback

Pirates on Horseback

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Eleanor Stewart



Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: June Lang, Johnny Downs, Eric Blore, Weldon Heyburn

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1941 is your birthday you're 79 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.

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