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What happend on 17. March in History

In our data base we found 342 events happened on 17. March:
  • 180: Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121) [category: Deaths]
  • 180: Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire. [category: Events]
  • 455: Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire. [category: Events]
  • 460: Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland (b. 387) [category: Deaths]
  • 624: Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr. [category: Events]

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  • 659: Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess (b. 626) [category: Deaths]
  • 1040: Harold Harefoot, King of England (b. c. 1015) [category: Deaths]
  • 1058: Lulach, King of Scots (b. 1030) [category: Deaths]
  • 1199: Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow (b. 1130s) [category: Deaths]
  • 1231: Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242) [category: Births]
  • 1272: Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220) [category: Deaths]
  • 1337: Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England. [category: Events]
  • 1425: Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407) [category: Deaths]
  • 1473: King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513) [category: Births]
  • 1516: Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1479) [category: Deaths]
  • 1565: Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (b. 1500) [category: Deaths]
  • 1628: François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715) [category: Births]
  • 1640: Philip Massinger, English dramatist (b. 1583) [category: Deaths]
  • 1649: Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610) [category: Deaths]
  • 1665: Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French musician, harpsichordist and composer (d. 1729) [category: Births]

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  • 1676: Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732) [category: Births]
  • 1680: François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (b. 1613) [category: Deaths]
  • 1686: Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French painter, engraver, and tapestry designer (d. 1755) [category: Births]
  • 1704: Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch military engineer (b. 1641) [category: Deaths]
  • 1713: Juraj Jánošík, Slovak outlaw (b. 1688) [category: Deaths]
  • 1715: Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643) [category: Deaths]
  • 1725: Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806) [category: Births]
  • 1741: Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671) [category: Deaths]
  • 1747: Johannes Jährig, German linguist (d. 1795) [category: Births]
  • 1764: George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer [category: Deaths]
  • 1776: American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city. [category: Events]
  • 1777: Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Brontë sisters (d. 1861) [category: Births]
  • 1777: Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864) [category: Births]
  • 1780: Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor, social reformer, author, and scientist (d. 1847) [category: Births]
  • 1780: American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence". [category: Events]
  • 1781: Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849) [category: Births]
  • 1782: Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700) [category: Deaths]
  • 1787: Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833) [category: Births]
  • 1804: Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881) [category: Births]
  • 1805: The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King. [category: Events]
  • 1820: Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897) [category: Births]
  • 1830: Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764) [category: Deaths]
  • 1834: Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor (d. 1900) [category: Births]
  • 1842: The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed; [category: Events]
  • 1846: Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (d. 1901) [category: Births]
  • 1846: Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1784) [category: Deaths]
  • 1849: Charles F. Brush, American inventor and entrepreneur (d. 1929) [category: Births]
  • 1849: William II of the Netherlands (b. 1792) [category: Deaths]
  • 1853: Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician (b. 1803) [category: Deaths]
  • 1856: Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910) [category: Births]
  • 1860: The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars. [category: Events]
  • 1861: The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed. [category: Events]
  • 1862: Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930) [category: Births]
  • 1864: Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930) [category: Births]
  • 1866: Pierce Butler, American jurist (d. 1939) [category: Births]
  • 1870: Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951) [category: Births]
  • 1871: Robert Chambers, Scottish naturalist (b. 1802) [category: Deaths]
  • 1872: Konstantinos Skarlatos, Greek shooter (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1875: Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (b. 1832) [category: Deaths]
  • 1876: Frederick Ayres, American composer (d. 1926) [category: Births]
  • 1877: Frank Castleman, American sportsman (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1877: Otto Gross, Austrian psychoanalyst (d. 1920) [category: Births]
  • 1880: Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912) [category: Births]
  • 1880: Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952) [category: Births]
  • 1881: Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973) [category: Births]
  • 1883: Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923) [category: Births]
  • 1884: Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Ralph Rose, American track and field athlete (d. 1913) [category: Births]
  • 1886: Princess Patricia of Connaught (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1888: Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961) [category: Births]
  • 1891: SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board. [category: Events]
  • 1892: Sayed Darwish, Egyptian Singer and Composer (d. 1923) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832) [category: Deaths]
  • 1894: Paul Green, American writer (d. 1981) [category: Births]
  • 1897: Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Alfred Newman, American composer (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Jean Van Houtte, Belgian politician (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (d. 1987) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838) [category: Deaths]
  • 1919: Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1921: The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution. [category: Events]
  • 1925: Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian actor [category: Births]
  • 1926: Marjory Shedd, Canadian badminton player [category: Births]
  • 1926: Siegfried Lenz, German writer [category: Births]
  • 1926: Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (b. 1853) [category: Deaths]
  • 1927: Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1928: William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1930: James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Paul Horn, American jazz flutist [category: Births]
  • 1931: David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist [category: Births]
  • 1933: Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist [category: Births]
  • 1936: Ken Mattingly, American astronaut [category: Births]
  • 1936: Ladislav Kupkovic, Slovakian composer [category: Births]
  • 1936: Patty Maloney, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1937: Adam Wade, American singer and actor [category: Births]
  • 1937: Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1863) [category: Deaths]
  • 1937: The Pedaliante achieves the first sustained 1 km human-powered flight. [category: Events]
  • 1938: Keith O'Brien, Scottish cardinal [category: Births]
  • 1938: Rudolf Nureyev, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Bill Graham, Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1939: Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian football manager [category: Births]
  • 1939: Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Robin Knox-Johnston, British Yachtsman [category: Births]
  • 1939: Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins, [category: Events]
  • 1940: Mark White, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1941: Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and KBC Band) [category: Births]
  • 1941: Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician [category: Births]
  • 1941: Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. [category: Events]
  • 1942: John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Jim Weatherly, American singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1944: Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager [category: Births]
  • 1944: John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter (The Lovin' Spoonful and The Mugwumps) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model [category: Births]
  • 1945: Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1945: Michael Hayden, American Air Force General and CIA director [category: Births]
  • 1945: The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, collapses, ten days after its capture. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Harold Brown, American musician (War, Lowrider Band) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897) [category: Deaths]
  • 1946: William Merz, American gymnast and athlete (b. 1878) [category: Deaths]
  • 1947: James Morrow, American author [category: Births]
  • 1947: Jan Andersson, Swedish politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Yury Chernavsky, Russian composer and producer [category: Births]
  • 1947: First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber. [category: Events]
  • 1948: Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and football manager [category: Births]
  • 1948: William Gibson, American writer [category: Births]
  • 1948: The Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO. [category: Events]
  • 1949: Daniel Lavoie, Canadian singer and songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1949: Pat Rice, Irish footballer and manager [category: Births]
  • 1949: Patrick Duffy, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1949: Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1950: Michael Been, American singer/songwriter/musician (The Call (band)) (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1950: Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1950: Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium". [category: Events]
  • 1951: Craig Ramsay, Canadian hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1951: Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer [category: Births]
  • 1951: Kurt Russell, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1951: Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy and 21 Guns) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Barry Horne, Animal rights activist (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer [category: Births]
  • 1952: Susie Allanson, American singer and actress [category: Births]
  • 1953: Chuck Muncie, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1953: Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Lesley-Anne Down, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1955: Cynthia McKinney, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1955: Gary Sinise, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1955: Mark Boone Jr., American actor [category: Births]
  • 1955: Paul Overstreet, American singer and songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1956: Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist [category: Births]
  • 1956: Rory McGrath, English comedian and writer [category: Births]
  • 1956: Fred Allen, American actor and comedian (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1956: Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: Michael Kelly, American journalist (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others. [category: Events]
  • 1958: Christian Clemenson, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1958: Jorge Ramos, Mexican news anchor [category: Births]
  • 1958: Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster [category: Births]
  • 1958: John Pius Boland, Irish politician and gold medalist tennis player (b. 1870) [category: Deaths]
  • 1958: The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite. [category: Events]
  • 1959: Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1959: Paul Black, American singer (L.A. Guns) [category: Births]
  • 1959: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India. [category: Events]
  • 1960: Arye Gross, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1960: Rebeca Arthur, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1960: Vicki Lewis, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1960: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion. [category: Events]
  • 1961: Alexander Bard, Swedish singer and producer (Army Of Lovers, Vacuum, and Bodies Without Organs) [category: Births]
  • 1961: Andrew Paul, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1961: Casey Siemaszko, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1961: Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1961: Sam Bowie, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1961: Susanna M. Salter, American politician (b. 1860) [category: Deaths]
  • 1962: Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician [category: Births]
  • 1962: Clare Grogan, Scottish actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1962: Rob Sitch, Australian director, producer and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1962: Pat Clayton, British surveyor and explorer (b. 1896) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor [category: Births]
  • 1963: Jaggesh, Kannada Film actor [category: Births]
  • 1963: Nick Peros, Canadian composer [category: Births]
  • 1963: Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Lee Dixon, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Rob Lowe, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1965: Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (b. 1862) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: Jeremy Sheffield, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1966: Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb. [category: Events]
  • 1967: Barry Minkow, American criminal [category: Births]
  • 1967: Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, Spirits in the Sky, and Starchildren) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Van Conner, American musician (Screaming Trees) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Mathew St. Patrick, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1969: Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1969: Edgar Grospiron, French skier [category: Births]
  • 1969: Patricia Ford, American model [category: Births]
  • 1969: Frederick Garfield Gilmore, American featherweight boxer (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1969: Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel. [category: Events]
  • 1970: Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman), American musician (Ween) [category: Births]
  • 1970: Patrick Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1970: Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1970: My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident. [category: Events]
  • 1971: Bill Mueller, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1972: Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician (Hole) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Mia Hamm, American soccer player [category: Births]
  • 1972: Torquil Campbell, lead singer and songwriter for Montreal-based band Stars [category: Births]
  • 1973: Amelia Heinle, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1973: Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs) [category: Births]
  • 1973: Jerome Woods, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya) [category: Births]
  • 1973: Vance Wilson, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1973: The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Marisa Coughlan, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1974: Mark Dolan, British television host [category: Births]
  • 1974: Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro, Kamelot, and Sons of Seasons) [category: Births]
  • 1974: Swifty McVay (Ondre Moore), American rapper (D12) [category: Births]
  • 1974: Louis Kahn, American architect (b. 1901) [category: Deaths]
  • 1975: Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian wrestler (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1975: Gina Holden, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1975: Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness, British Whale, and Hot Leg) [category: Births]
  • 1975: Natalie Zea, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1975: Puneet Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and director [category: Births]
  • 1976: Brittany Daniel, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1976: Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Scott Downs, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Stephen Gately, Irish singer and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1976: Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Luchino Visconti, Italian director (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Adam Jennings, British actor, producer, and director [category: Births]
  • 1978: Jason M. Burns, American writer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Andrew Ference, Canadian hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Nicole "Coco" Austin, American model [category: Births]
  • 1979: Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1979: Sharman Joshi, Indian actor [category: Births]
  • 1979: Stephen Kramer Glickman, American actor and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1979: Stormy Daniels, American porn actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers. [category: Events]
  • 1980: Danny Califf, American soccer player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Katie Morgan, American porn actress [category: Births]
  • 1981: Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Eva Fislová, Slovak tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Kyle Korver, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Thorsten Stuckmann, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 1982: Steven Pienaar, South African footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Ryan Rottman, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1985: Vassiliki Arvaniti, Greek volleyball player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Miles Kane, British musician (The Little Flames, The Rascals, and The Last Shadow Puppets) [category: Births]
  • 1986: Nick Newell, American mixed martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1986: Olesya Rulin, Russian actress [category: Births]
  • 1987: Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Rob Kardashian, American television personality and model [category: Births]
  • 1987: Ryan Parent, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1988: Fraser Forster, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Rasmus Elm, Swedish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (b. 1949) [category: Deaths]
  • 1988: A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143. [category: Events]
  • 1988: Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet. [category: Events]
  • 1989: Mason Musso, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Metro Station) [category: Births]
  • 1989: Shinji Kagawa, Japanese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Merritt Butrick, American actor (b. 1959) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player [category: Births]
  • 1990: Capucine, French actress (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Ric Grech, British bass player (Family, Blind Faith, and Traffic) (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Eliza Bennett, English actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1992: Grace Stafford, American actress (b. 1903) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%. [category: Events]
  • 1992: Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242. [category: Events]
  • 1993: Julia Winter, Swedish-English actress [category: Births]
  • 1993: Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1994: Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Rick Aviles, American actor (b. 1952) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Ronald "Ronnie" Kray, British gangster (b. 1933) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Harold Copp, Canadian scientist (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Jean Pierre-Bloch, French resistant and politician (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide, orchestrated by leaders of the cult. [category: Events]
  • 2002: Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. [category: Events]
  • 2004: J.J. Jackson, American radio and television personality (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Rachel Hudson, British murder victim (b. 1984) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Royce Frith, Canadian diplomat, public servant and politician (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Bob Blue, American songwriter and teacher (b. 1948) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Jim Cronin, British animal welfare activist (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Roger Bennett, American gospel singer and pianist (Legacy Five and The Cathedrals) (b. 1959) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Roland Arnall, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor. [category: Events]
  • 2009: Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and television host (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Fernand Lindsay, Canadian churchman, educator, organist and musical festival director (b. 1929) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Alex Chilton, American musician (Box Tops and Big Star) (b. 1950) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Ferlin Husky, American singer (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Libyan civil war: The United Nations Security Council adopts United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, authorizing a military intervention by member states to protect civilians in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. [category: Events]
  • 2012: John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian convicted Nazi war criminal (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Margaret Whitlam, Australian published author, social worker, former champion swimmer and wife of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Paul Boyer, American historian and educator (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, 117th Pope of the Coptic Christian Church (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: The 2012 St. Patrick's Day beating, which occurred in the morning after St. Patrick's Day on March 18 [category: Events]
  • 45_bc: Titus Labienus, Roman leader (b. c. 100 BC) [category: Deaths]
  • 45_bc: In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda. [category: Events]
  • _: Alexius of Rome (Eastern Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Gertrude of Nivelles [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Joseph of Arimathea (Western Church) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Liberalia, in honor of Liber Pater. Considered by some to be part of Agonalia. (Ancient Rome) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Muay Thai Day [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Patrick [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Saint Patrick's Day, a public holiday in Ireland, Montserrat and the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, widely celebrated elsewhere in North America and worldwide. [category: Holidays and observances]