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Friday 17 September 1943

US date format: 9/17/1943, UK date format: 17/9/1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 17, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Samuel T Durrance and Sarah Lucas. The Adventures of Tartu, directed by Harold S. Bucquet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Adventures of Tartu

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

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Spotlight Scandals

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Billy Gilbert, Frank Fay, Bonnie Baker, Billy Lenhart

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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Arthur Margetson

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Brahm

Starring: Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Carole Landis

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Arizona Trail

Directed by: Vernon Keays

Starring: Tex Ritter, Fuzzy Knight, Dennis Moore, Janet Shaw

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1943 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Samuel T Durrance: Tallahassee, Florida -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 35, STS 67).
  • Sarah Lucas: Theatre administrator.
  • Luigi Di Majo: Italian lawyer and television personality.
  • Gilbert Prousch: Italian artist, AKA Gilbert Proesch, who works together with his life partner George Passmore (born 8 January 1942 in Plymouth, United Kingdom) as a collaborative duo called Gilbert & George.
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  • Load of ammunition in transit explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • Red Army recaptures Brjansk
  • World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • WWII: The Villefranche-de-Rouergue uprising takes place.

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Planetary positions on September 17, 1943 - Geocentric view

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