Sunday 17 October 1943
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Susan Davenny Wyner in New Haven .
Lassie Come Home, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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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
- Susan Davenny Wyner in New Haven: Connecticut, USA; soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize).
- Stefan Starzynski: Polish politician (Born 1893).
- Liberators sink U-540 and U-631
- Burma Railway (Burma-Thailand Railway) is completed.
- WWII: The last commerce raider ''hilfskreuzer Michel'', was sunk off Japan by United States submarine ''Tarpon''.
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