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March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 289 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1902Bobby Jones, American golfer and lawyer (d. 1971)
  • 1904Chaim Gross, Austrian-American sculptor and educator (d. 1991)
  • 1905Lillian Yarbo, American comedienne, dancer, and singer (d. 1996)[23]
  • 1908Brigitte Helm, German-Swiss actress (d. 1996)
  • 1907Jean Van Houtte, Belgian academic and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1907 – Takeo Miki, Japanese politician, 41st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1988)
  • 1910Sonny Werblin, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1991)
  • 1912Bayard Rustin, American activist (d. 1987)
  • 1914Sammy Baugh, American football player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1915Robert S. Arbib Jr., American ornithologist, writer and conservationist (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Bill Roycroft, Australian equestrian rider (d. 2011)
  • 1916Ray Ellington, English drummer and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1919Nat King Cole, American singer, pianist, and television host (d. 1965)
  • 1920Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 1st President of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
  • 1921Meir Amit, Israeli general and politician, 12th Israeli Minister of Communications (d. 2009)
  • 1922Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 2014)
  • 1924Stephen Dodgson, English composer and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1925Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian actor (d. 2015)
  • 1926Siegfried Lenz, Polish-German author and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1927Betty Allen, American soprano and educator (d. 2009)
  • 1928William John McKeag, Canadian businessman and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2007)
  • 1930Paul Horn, American-Canadian flute player and saxophonist (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1991)
  • 1931Patricia Breslin, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – David Peakall, English-American chemist and toxicologist (d. 2001)
  • 1933Myrlie Evers-Williams, American journalist and activist
  • 1933 – Penelope Lively, English author
  • 1935Fred T. Mackenzie, American biologist and academic
  • 1935 – Adam Wade, American singer, drummer, and actor
  • 1936Ida Kleijnen, Dutch chef (d. 2019)[24]
  • 1936 – Ladislav Kupkovič, Slovakian composer and conductor (d. 2016)
  • 1936 – Ken Mattingly, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1937Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina
  • 1938Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1938 – Keith O'Brien, Northern Ireland-born Scottish cleric, theologian, and cardinal (d. 2018)
  • 1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1939Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1939 – Bill Graham, Canadian academic and politician, 4th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1939 – Robin Knox-Johnston, English sailor and first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1939 – Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1940Mark White, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1941Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese soldier and politician
  • 1941 – Paul Kantner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Max Stafford-Clark, English director and academic
  • 1942John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer and rapist (d. 1994)
  • 1943Jeff Banks, Welsh fashion designer
  • 1943 – Andrew Brook, Canadian philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1944Pattie Boyd, English model, author, and photographer
  • 1944 – Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
  • 1944 – John Sebastian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945Michael Hayden, American general, 20th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1947Dennis Bond, English footballer, midfielder[25]
  • 1947 – Yury Chernavsky, Russian-American songwriter and producer
  • 1948William Gibson, American-Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1949Patrick Duffy, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1949 – Pat Rice, Irish footballer and coach
  • 1949 – Stuart Rose, English businessman
  • 1951Scott Gorham, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor and producer
  • 1952Barry Horne, English activist (d. 2001)
  • 1953Filemon Lagman, Filipino activist (d. 2001)
  • 1953 – Chuck Muncie, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1954Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
  • 1955Cynthia McKinney, American activist and politician
  • 1955 – Paul Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor, director, and bass player
  • 1956Patrick McDonnell, American author and illustrator
  • 1956 – Rory McGrath, British comedian, television personality, and writer
  • 1957Michael Kelly, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1958Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • 1959Danny Ainge, American baseball and basketball player
  • 1959 – Paul Black, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1960Arye Gross, American actor
  • 1960 – Vicki Lewis, American actress and singer
  • 1961Sam Bowie, American basketball player
  • 1961 – Dana Reeve, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1961 – Casey Siemaszko, American actor
  • 1962Carsten Almqvist, Swedish business executive
  • 1962 – Ank Bijleveld, Dutch politician
  • 1962 – Janet Gardner, American singer and guitarist
  • 1962 – Clare Grogan, Scottish singer and actress
  • 1962 – Rob Sitch, Australian actor, director, and producer
  • 1963Roger Harper, Guyanese cricketer and coach
  • 1964Stefano Borgonovo, Italian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1964 – Lee Dixon, English footballer and journalist
  • 1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer and coach
  • 1965Andrew Hudson, South African cricketer
  • 1966Andrew Rosindell, English journalist and politician
  • 1967Jason Alchin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1967 – Billy Corgan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and producer
  • 1967 – Barry Minkow, American pastor and businessman
  • 1968Eri Nitta, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1968 – Mathew St. Patrick, American actor and producer
  • 1969Edgar Grospiron, French skier
  • 1969 – Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founded own eponymous brand (d. 2010)
  • 1970Patrick Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Gene Ween, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Darren Kenny, British Paralympic cyclist[26]
  • 1971Bill Mueller, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1972 – Torquil Campbell, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1972 – Mia Hamm, American soccer player
  • 1973Rico Blanco, Filipino singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1973 – Caroline Corr, Irish singer and drummer
  • 1973 – Vance Wilson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1974Mark Dolan, English comedian and television host
  • 1975Justin Hawkins, English singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Puneeth Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer
  • 1975 – Test, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2009)
  • 1975 – Natalie Zea, American actress
  • 1976Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Stephen Gately, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1976 – Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977Tamar Braxton, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1978Zachery Kouwe, American journalist
  • 1979Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory), American adult film actress
  • 1979 – Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Stephen Kramer Glickman, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer
  • 1979 – Mineko Nomachi, Japanese essayist
  • 1979 – Samoa Joe, American professional wrestler
  • 1980Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1980 – Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistani tennis player
  • 1981Aaron Baddeley, American-Australian golfer
  • 1981 – Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
  • 1981 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Nicky Jam, American-Puerto-Rican singer and songwriter[27]
  • 1982Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
  • 1983James Heath, English golfer
  • 1983 – Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
  • 1983 – Attila Vajda, Hungarian sprint canoeist[28]
  • 1984Ryan Rottman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1985Tuğba Karademir, Turkish-Canadian figure skater
  • 1986Chris Davis, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
  • 1986 – Miles Kane, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1986 – Silke Spiegelburg, German pole vaulter
  • 1987Federico Fazio, Argentinian international footballer[29]
  • 1987 – Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1987 – Ryan Parent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Emmanuel Sanders, American football player[30]
  • 1988Rasmus Elm, Swedish footballer
  • 1988 – Fraser Forster, English footballer
  • 1988 – Grimes, Canadian artist, musician and music video director
  • 1988 – Ryan White, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989Shinji Kagawa, Japanese footballer
  • 1990Hozier, Irish singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1990 – Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player
  • 1991Jack De Belin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992Patrick Cantlay, American golfer
  • 1992 – John Boyega, English actor
  • 1993Matteo Bianchetti, Italian footballer
  • 1994Dean Britt, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995Ashley Taylor, Australian rugby league player
  • 1997Katie Ledecky, American swimmer

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 45 BCTitus Labienus, Roman general (b. 100 BC)
  • 45 BC – Publius Attius Varus, Roman governor of Africa
  • 180Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121)
  • 624Amr ibn Hishām, Arab polytheist
  • 659Gertrude of Nivelles, Frankish abbess
  • 836Haito, bishop of Basel
  • 905Li Yu, Prince of De, prince and emperor of the Tang Dynasty
  • 1008Kazan, emperor of Japan (b. 968)
  • 1040Harold Harefoot, king of England[31]
  • 1058Lulach, king of Scotland
  • 1199Jocelin of Glasgow, Scottish monk and bishop (b. 1130)
  • 1267Pierre de Montreuil, French architect
  • 1270Philip of Montfort, French knight and nobleman
  • 1272Go-Saga, emperor of Japan (b. 1220)
  • 1361An-Nasir Hasan, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
  • 1394Louis of Enghien, French nobleman
  • 1406Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian sociologist, historian, and scholar (b. 1332)
  • 1425Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1407)
  • 1516Giuliano de' Medici, Italian nobleman (b. 1479)
  • 1527Rana Sanga, Indian ruler (b. 1482)
  • 1565Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1500)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1917Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838)
  • 1926Aleksei Brusilov, Georgian-Russian general (b. 1853)
  • 1940Philomène Belliveau, Canadian artist (b. 1854)
  • 1946Dai Li, Chinese general (b. 1897)
  • 1949Aleksandra Ekster, Russian-French painter and set designer (b. 1882)
  • 1956Fred Allen, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)
  • 1956 – Irène Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1957Ramon Magsaysay, Filipino captain and politician, 7th President of the Philippines (b. 1907)
  • 1958John Pius Boland, Irish tennis player and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1958 – Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (b. 1877)
  • 1961Susanna M. Salter, American activist and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1965Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football player and coach (b. 1862)
  • 1974Louis Kahn, American architect and academic, designed Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban (b. 1901)
  • 1976Luchino Visconti, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1981Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1983Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1983 – Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (b. 1891)
  • 1986Clarence D. Lester, African-American fighter pilot (b.1923)
  • 1990Capucine, French model and actress (b. 1928)
  • 1990 – Dinkar G. Kelkar, Indian art collector (b. 1896)[32]
  • 1992Grace Stafford, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1993Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1994Charlotte Auerbach, German-Jewish Scottish folklorist, geneticist, and zoologist (b. 1899)[33]
  • 1994 – Mai Zetterling, Swedish-English actress and director (b. 1925)
  • 1996René Clément, French director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1996 – Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 1997Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1957)
  • 1999Ernest Gold, Austrian-American composer (b. 1921)
  • 1999 – Jean Pierre-Bloch, French activist (b. 1905)
  • 2002Rosetta LeNoire, American actress and producer (b. 1911)
  • 2002 – Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, American television broadcaster and producer (b. 1908)
  • 2005Royce Frith, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (b. 1904)
  • 2005 – Andre Norton, American author (b. 1912)
  • 2006Oleg Cassini, French-American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – İstemihan Taviloğlu, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1945)
  • 2007John Backus, American mathematician and computer scientist, designed Fortran (b. 1924)
  • 2008Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1939)
  • 2009Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian television host and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2010Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2010 – Sid Fleischman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)[34]
  • 2011Michael Gough, English actor (b. 1916)
  • 2011 – Ferlin Husky, American country music singer (b. 1925)
  • 2012Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Margaret Whitlam, Australian swimmer and author (b. 1919)
  • 2013William B. Caldwell III, American general (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Lawrence Fuchs, American scholar and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – A.B.C. Whipple, American journalist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 2014Marek Galiński, Polish cyclist (b. 1974)
  • 2014 – Joseph Kerman, American musicologist and critic (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Rachel Lambert Mellon, American gardener, philanthropist, art collector and political patron (b. 1910)
  • 2015Frank Perris, Canadian motorcycle racer (b. 1931)
  • 2016Meir Dagan, Israeli general (b. 1945)
  • 2016 – Zoltán Kamondi, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1960)
  • 2018Mike MacDonald, Canadian comedian (b. 1954)
  • 2018 – Phan Văn Khải, the fifth Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1933)
  • 2021John Magufuli, the fifth President of Tanzania (b. 1959)

Holidays and observances

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