March 17 Birthdays in History - March 17 Deaths - March 17 Events



1977 Hadeel Abol-Naga, Miss Universe-Egypt, 1996
1977 Iveta Jankularova, Miss Universe-Slovak Republic, 1996
1976 Stephen Gately, born in Dublin, Ireland, Irish singer, Boyzone
1976 Brittany Daniel, American Actress
1974 Eric Lane, running back for the New York Giants
1974 John Hall, kicker for the New York Jets
1973 Amelia Weatherly, actress, Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City
1973 Jerome Woods, safety for the Kansas City Chiefs
1973 Caroline Corr, born in Dundalk, Ireland, drummer, member of 'The Corrs' folk-rock band, pop, rock, Celtic genres
1972 Mia Hamm, born in Selma, Alabama, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1972 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian Musician
1971 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard and forward for the Los Angeles Sparks
1971 Tommy Thigpen, WLAF linebacker, Barcelona Dragons
1970 Shannan Mitchem, born in Decatur, Georgia, female infielder, Colorado Silver Bullets
1969 Andrew McMarlin, born in San Francisco, California, rower 1996 Olympics
1969 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics
1969 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
1968 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward, Sacramento Monarchs
1968 Tyrone Hill, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1967 Chris Luongo, born in Detroit, NHL defenseman for the New York Islanders
1967 Kim Cathrein, born in Salinas, California, LPGA golfer, 1994 Rochester International-24th
1967 Melissa Allen, born in Portland, Oregon, WPVA volleyballer, Reebok National-13th-1994
1967 Van Conner, rocker, Screaming Trees
1967 Billy Corgan, born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, member of The Smashing Pumpkins band
1966 Andrew Hudson, cricketer, South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992
1965 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux, born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. fencer 1992 Olympics
1965 John Smiley, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pitcher, for the Cincinnati Reds
1964 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1964 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback for the Cleveland Browns
1964 Rob Lowe, born in Charlottesville, Virginia, actor, St. Elmo's Fire, Class
1964 Ron Warren, Jr., jockey, Bay Meadows
1963 Rebeca Arthur, actress, Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract
1963 Roger Harper, cricketer, Guyana and WI off-spinner Extraordinary field
1962 Clare Grogan, rocker, Altered Images-Happy Birthday
1962 Janet Patricia Gardner, born in Juneau, Alaska, rocker, Vixen-Rev It Up
1962 Patrick Thomas Burke, born in Hollywood, Florida, PGA golfer, 1992 BellSouth-6th
1962 Roxy Petrucci, born in Rochester, Minnesota, rock drummer, Vixen-Rev It Up
1961 Casey Siemaszko, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High
1960 Lee Ann Michelle, born in Surrey, England, playmate, Feb, 1979
1960 Vicki Lewis, Cincinnati, actress, Beth-Newsradio
1959 Brian Douglas Jones, born in Auckland New Zealand, tornado class yachter 1996 Olympics
1959 Danny Ainge, NBA coach for the Phoenix Suns
1959 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer, Level 42-Hot Water
1957 Robin Cousins, England, figure skater, 1980 Olympics gold
1956 Will Rigby, rock percussionist, Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife
1955 Bill Beyers, actor, Wally McCandless-Capitol
1955 Cynthia McKinney, born in Atlanta, Georgia, Representative-D-Georgia 1993 - 1997, 1997 - 2003, 2005 - 2007
1955 Gary Sinise, actor, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump
1955 Paul Overstreet, born in Van Cleave, Mississippi, country singer, Daddy's Come Around
1954 Lesley-Anne Down, born in London, actress, A Little Night Music, Moonraker
1954 Wally Stocker, born in London, rock vocalist and guitarist, Babys-Missing You
1951 Kurt Russell, born in Springfeild, Massachusetts, actor, Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons
1951 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist, Thin Lizzy-21 Guns
1949 Patrick Duffy, born in Townsend, Montana, actor, Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis
1948 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
1948 William Gibson, born in Canada, sci-fi author, Neuromancer, Count Zero
1947 Ian Gomm, born in Chiswick, West London, songwriter, singer, guitarist, considered 'Best Rhythm Guitarist' by New Musical Express Magagine, 1971
1946 Harold Brown, born in Long Beach, California, rock drummer, War-Summer, Galaxy
1946 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
1945 Michael V. Hayden, American Soldier
1944 Cito Gaston, MLB manager for the Toronto Blue Jays
1944 Danny DeVito, born in Neptune, New Jersey, actor, Louie-Taxi, Twins
1944 John Sebastian, born in New York City, singer, Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter
1944 Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer, Them
1944 Patti Boyd, born in Somerset, England, Mrs. George Harrison and Mrs. Eric Clapton
1943 Don Mitchell, born in Houston, Texas, actor, Mark-Ironside
1942 John Wayne Gacy, born in Chicago, Illinois, serial killer, 32 boys
1942 Sidney K. Barthelmy, U.S. politician
1941 Clarence Collins, U.S. singer, Imperials-Tears on my pillow
1939 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer, opener scored 16 and 9 in only Pak Test
1938 Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer and choreographer, Kirov
1937 Adam Wade, actor, Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe
1937 Galina Samsova, ballerina
1936 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
1936 Thomas K. Mattingly II, Chic, Captain USN/astronaut, Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C
1935 Adam Wade, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, singer, Tony Orlando and Dawn
1935 Hans Wollschlager, born in Minden, Germany, writer, editor, translated completed works of Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce's Ulysses
1934 Erhard Grosskopf, composer
1934 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
1933 Myrlie Evers-Williams, politician and commissioner LA Board of Public works
1932 Dick Curless, singer and songwriter
1931 Eunice Gayson, born in London, England, actress, Dr. No, From Russia With Love
1930 James Benson Irwin, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, Col USAF/astronaut, Apollo 15
1930 James Irwin, American Astronaut
1928 Edino Krieger, composer
1927 Kenneth S. Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
1927 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor, Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder
1927 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
1926 Siegfried Lenz, German writer, Ein Kriegsende
1925 G M Hughes, British zoologist
1925 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
1924 Stephen Dodgson, composer
1923 Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman, Trades Union Congress
1922 Megan Bull, British head mistress, Holloway Jail
1921 Mick Harvey, cricketer, in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire
1920 John La Montaine, born in Oak Park, Illinois, composer, Pulitzer 1959
1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player, NL MVP 1952
1919 Nat King Cole, born in Montgomery Alaabama, singer, Unforgettable, Mona Lisa
1918 D Arendo, Arend Honhoff, Dutch pianist/composer, Eleonora
1918 Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet, Illinois, actress, All the King's Men
1918 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber, KVP/CDA
1917 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
1917 Brian Boydell, composer
1915 Hans Namuth, German/U.S. photographer, Todos Santos, Guatemala
1915 William Roycroft, born in Austria, equestrian 3 day, Olympic-bronze-1976
1914 Sammy Baugh, born in Texas, American football player, coach, inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
1911 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
1910 Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
1909 Patrick Reilly, British diplomat
1908 Boris N Poveloi, Kampov, Russian journalist/writer
1908 Radie Britain, composer
1907 Tamara Geva, born in Russia, dancer, actress, choreographer, married to George Balanchine
1907 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium, 1952-54
1906 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], Berlin, actress, Gloria, Gold
1906 Michael O'Shea, Hartford, Connecticut, actor, Denny-It's a Great Life
1902 Bobby Jones, Jr., born in Atlanta Georgia, PGA golfer, Grand Slam 1930
1902 Bobby Jones, American Athlete
1901 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan, Nobel 1974
1900 Alfred Newman, born in New Haven, composer, Love is a Many Splendored Thing
1899 Gloria Swanson, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Sadie Thompson, Killer Bees
1894 Paul Green, U.S., novelist/playwright, In Abraham's Bosom
1892 Sayed Darwish, composer
1890 Harold Morris, composer
1888 Frank Buck, actor, Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs
1887 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
1881 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author, Less bror Harris
1881 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss Scientist
1880 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
1877 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist, People/Nutcracker
1876 Frederic Ayers, composer
1874 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
1874 Stephen Samuel Wise, U.S., President of Zionist Org of America
1873 Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister, 1929-31
1873 Margaret Bondfield, British Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1872 Billy Quaife, cricketer, England batsman 1899-1902
1848 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
1846 Kate Greenaway, born in England, artist/book illustrator, Under the Window
1839 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer, Munich Conser
1834 Gottlieb Daimler, born in Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
1832 Moncure Daniel Conway, U.S., abolitionist, Life of Thomas Paine
1832 Walter Quintin Gresham, Major General Union volunteers
1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General Confederate Army
1826 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography, Volkerkunder
1825 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer, Le Bon Samaritain
1820 Patrick Edward Connor, Major General Union volunteers
1820 Jean Ingelow, English Poet
1804 James Bridger, scout, fur trader and mountain man par excellance
1789 Edmund Kean, born in London, England, tragic actor, Shylock
1787 George Simon Ohm, physicist, discovered Ohm's Law
1781 Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Netherlands Indies
1780 Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator, Free Church of Scotland 1843-47
1777 Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert, Maryland, 5th Chief Justice, Dred Scott dec
1746 Jan David Holland, composer
1685 Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
1675 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer
1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck, Papebrochius, Flemish historian
1578 Francesco Albana, Italian painter, Mary's Ascension
1473 James IV, king of Scotland, 1488-1513
599 Ali ibn Abi Talib, born in Mecca, the holiest meeting site of Islam, son-in-law, of prophet Muhammad, Muslim Sunni - Shi'a split occurred because Sunni's consider him 4th, last Rashidun, Shi'a's consider him first Imam, rightful successor to Muhammad











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