Friday 17 October 1941
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Howard and James Seals in Sidney.
The Gay Falcon, directed by Irving Reis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Alan Howard: Rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes).
- James Seals in Sidney: Texas, USA; singer (Seals and Crofts - "Summer Breeze").
- Earl Conley: American country-western singer, songwriter and philosopher.
- Henri Hurand: French executive involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
- 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WWII, off Iceland
- For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.
- German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece.
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