March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2019 was the 76th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers hidden in your given name? Every moniker has an undeniable character and personality. Check out Brandy’s personality and get smarter today. (Sponsored links)
March 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1337Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
- 1891SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
- 1942Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
- 1948Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
- 1959Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1960U.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.
- 1979The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- 1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 1992Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
- 2003Secretary 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.
Who were born on March 17?
- 1884Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
- 1907Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
- 1919Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
- 1938Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- 1941Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
- 1957Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
- 1959Paul Black, American rock singer
- 1964Lee Dixon, English footballer
- 1975Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
- 1981Kyle Korver, American basketball player
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.