Historical Events In March - 17
Tuesday, 28 November 2023
1973 On March - 17 st Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1973 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history a CP Rail freight train hits a rock slide and derails at Spences Bridge, BC killing two crew members. This lead to the eventual installation of ditch lights on Canadian trains.
1974 Carroll Nye, actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
1976 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 On March - 17 luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
1977 On March - 17 australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
1978 On this day in history rCMP charge Toronto Sun editor Peter Worthington and publisher Donald Creighton with violating Official Secrets Act; published information from secret report on Soviet espionage activities in Canada
1978 On March - 17 reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
1978 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies on March - 17.
1979 On March - 17 world Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR
1979 On this day in history merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
1980 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68 on March - 17.
1981 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms on March - 17.
1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador on March - 17.
1982 Following the failure of Argentinean diplomatic efforts to reclaim the Falkland Islands from the British, an Argentine warship lands a party of "scrap dealers" on South Georgia Island, a dependency of the Falkland Islands British crown colony on March - 17.
1982 On March - 17 hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
1983 9th People's Choice Awards on March - 17.
1985 Brian Mulroney 1939- welcomes President Ronald Reagan to a Canada-US Summit meeting in the Chateau Frontenac; called the Shamrock Summit because of their common Irish ancestry and the date - St. Patrick's Day on March - 17.
1985 IBM surprised the computer industry by announcing the termination of its PC Jr., a watered-down version of its popular IBM PC on March - 17.
1985 Near Coast of Central Chile a 6.6 earthquake caused one person died from a heart attack at Santiago on March - 17.
1985 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies on this day in history.
1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF on this day in history.
1986 On March - 17 hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3 (but Windows is on the way) on March - 17.
1987 On March - 17 sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an inning of 96 vs Pakistan
1987 Torrential rains and mudslides in Tajikistan, Soviet Union, destroy dam, killing 19 people and leaving nine others missing on this day in history.
1988 Iran says Iraq uses poison gas on this day in history.
1988 On March - 17 reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
1989 Dorothy Cudahy is first female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade on March - 17.
1989 Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29 on this day in history.
1990 On March - 17 germaine Capucine, French actress and fashion model (Rendez-Vous de Juillet), dies at 59
1991 On March - 17 former Australian governor-general Sir John Kerr, who dismissed the Whitlam Labor government in 1975, dies in Sydney aged 76.