Monday May 17, 1943

US date format: 5/17/1943, UK date format: 17/5/1943

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dan Coats and David Simeon. Five Graves to Cairo, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Five Graves to Cairo

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States of America

My Friend Flicka

Directed by: Harold D. Schuster

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

The Desperadoes

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes

Sarong Girl

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Ann Corio, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan, Mantan Moreland


Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo

Country: United States of America


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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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  • The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

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