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17th of March 0180 EVENT Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
17th of March 0624 EVENT Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
17th of March 1337 EVENT Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
17th of March 1776 EVENT American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
17th of March 1780 EVENT American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".
17th of March 1805 EVENT The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
17th of March 1842 EVENT The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
17th of March 1860 EVENT The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
17th of March 1861 EVENT The Kingdom of Italy (1861 : 1946) is proclaimed.
17th of March 1891 EVENT SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
17th of March 1921 EVENT The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
17th of March 1939 EVENT Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
17th of March 1941 EVENT In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
17th of March 1942 EVENT Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
17th of March 1945 EVENT The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
17th of March 1947 EVENT First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
17th of March 1948 EVENT Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
17th of March 1950 EVENT Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium".
17th of March 1957 EVENT A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
17th of March 1958 EVENT The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
17th of March 1959 EVENT Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
17th of March 1960 EVENT 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.
17th of March 1966 EVENT Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
17th of March 1969 EVENT Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
17th of March 1970 EVENT My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
17th of March 1973 EVENT The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
17th of March 1979 EVENT The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
17th of March 1985 EVENT Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
17th of March 1988 EVENT 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.
17th of March 1988 EVENT A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
17th of March 1992 EVENT Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
17th of March 1992 EVENT A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
17th of March 2000 EVENT 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.
17th of March 2003 EVENT 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.
17th of March 2004 EVENT Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis are destroyed.
17th of March 2008 EVENT Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor.
17th of March 1231 BIRTHDAY Emperor Shijo of Japan (d. 1242)
17th of March 1473 BIRTHDAY King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
17th of March 1628 BIRTHDAY Francois Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
17th of March 1676 BIRTHDAY Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
17th of March 1725 BIRTHDAY Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
17th of March 1747 BIRTHDAY Johannes Jahrig, German linguist (d. 1795)
17th of March 1777 BIRTHDAY Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
17th of March 1780 BIRTHDAY Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor, social reformer, author, and scientist (d. 1847)
17th of March 1781 BIRTHDAY Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
17th of March 1787 BIRTHDAY Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
17th of March 1804 BIRTHDAY Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
17th of March 1820 BIRTHDAY Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
17th of March 1834 BIRTHDAY Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor (d. 1900)
17th of March 1846 BIRTHDAY Kate Greenaway, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1901)
17th of March 1856 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
17th of March 1862 BIRTHDAY Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
17th of March 1864 BIRTHDAY Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
17th of March 1866 BIRTHDAY Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
17th of March 1870 BIRTHDAY Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
17th of March 1872 BIRTHDAY Konstantinos Skarlatos, Greek Olympic shooter (d. 1969)
17th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
17th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
17th of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
17th of March 1883 BIRTHDAY Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
17th of March 1884 BIRTHDAY Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
17th of March 1886 BIRTHDAY Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
17th of March 1888 BIRTHDAY Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
17th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
17th of March 1894 BIRTHDAY Paul Green, American writer (d. 1981)
17th of March 1897 BIRTHDAY Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
17th of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Alfred Newman, American film composer (d. 1970)
17th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
17th of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
17th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
17th of March 1911 BIRTHDAY Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (d. 1965)
17th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (d. 1987)
17th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
17th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
17th of March 1916 BIRTHDAY Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
17th of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
17th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
17th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (d. 2009)
17th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
17th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Siegfried Lenz, German writer
17th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
17th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
17th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Paul Horn, American jazz flutist
17th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
17th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
17th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist
17th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Ladislav Kupkovic, Slovakian composer
17th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Patty Maloney, American actress
17th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
17th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 2008)
17th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Adam Wade, American singer and actor
17th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
17th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
17th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Northern Irish clergyman
17th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
17th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Robin Knox-Johnston, British Yachtsman
17th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Mark White, American politician
17th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
17th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
17th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
17th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model
17th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
17th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
17th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Michael Hayden, American Air Force General, CIA director
17th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
17th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
17th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
17th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY James Morrow, American author
17th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and football manager
17th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY William Gibson, American writer
17th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Patrick Duffy, American actor
17th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Daniel Lavoie, Canadian singer and songwriter
17th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
17th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
17th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
17th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy)
17th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Kurt Russell, American actor
17th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
17th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Barry Horne, Animal rights activist (d. 2001)
17th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Chuck Muncie, American football running back
17th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
17th of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
17th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Cynthia McKinney, American politician, Presidential candidate
17th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Gary Sinise, American actor
17th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
17th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
17th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Michael Kelly, American journalist (d. 2003)
17th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
17th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
17th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Paul Black, American rock singer
17th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Christian Clemenson, American actor
17th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Vicki Lewis, American actress
17th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Arye Gross, American actor
17th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Sam Bowie, American basketball player
17th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Andrew Paul, English actor
17th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Casey Siemaszko, American actor
17th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Alexander Bard, Swedish artist, singer (Army Of Lovers), music producer, and philosopher
17th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
17th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Clare Grogan, Scottish actress-singer
17th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
17th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Nick Peros, Canadian composer
17th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
17th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Rob Lowe, American actor
17th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Lee Dixon, English footballer
17th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
17th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
17th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
17th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Barry Minkow, American criminal and fraudster
17th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
17th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Mathew St. Patrick, American actor
17th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Patricia Ford, American model
17th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
17th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Gene Ween, American musician (Ween)
17th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Bill Mueller, American baseball player
17th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
17th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
17th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Mia Hamm, American soccer player
17th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician
17th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya)
17th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Vance Wilson, American baseball player
17th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Jerome Woods, American football player
17th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Marisa Coughlan, American actress
17th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
17th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Mark Dolan, British TV show host
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Puneet Rajkumar, Indian (Kannada) actor, singer and director
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Mason Jennings, American folksinger
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Natalie Zea, American actress
17th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Gina Holden, Canadian actress
17th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Brittany Daniel, American actress
17th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Scott Downs, American baseball player
17th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Stephen Gately, Irish singer, musician, and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009)
17th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
17th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Alvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
17th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Nicole "Coco" Austin, American glamor model
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Stormy Daniels, American pornographic actress
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Stephen Kramer Glickman, American actor and comedian
17th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler
17th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Danny Califf, American soccer player
17th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Katie Morgan, American pornographic actress
17th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Kyle Korver, American basketball player
17th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Servet Cetin, Turkish football player
17th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer
17th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
17th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
17th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Vassiliki Arvaniti, Greek beach volleyball player
17th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Olesya Rulin, Russian actress
17th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Edin Dzeko, Bosnian footballer
17th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Miles Kane, British musician
17th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player
17th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player
17th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Ryan Parent, Canadian hockey player
17th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Rob Kardashian, American model and singer
17th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player
17th of March 0180 DEATH Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (Born 121)
17th of March 0460 DEATH Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland (Born 387)
17th of March 0659 DEATH Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess (Born 626)
17th of March 1040 DEATH Harold Harefoot, King of England
17th of March 1058 DEATH King Lulach I of Scotland (Born 1030)
17th of March 1199 DEATH Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow
17th of March 1272 DEATH Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (Born 1220)
17th of March 1425 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (Born 1407)
17th of March 1516 DEATH Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (Born 1478)
17th of March 1565 DEATH Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (Born 1500)
17th of March 1640 DEATH Philip Massinger, English dramatist (Born 1583)
17th of March 1649 DEATH Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (Born 1610)
17th of March 1680 DEATH Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (Born 1613)
17th of March 1704 DEATH Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch military engineer (Born 1641)
17th of March 1713 DEATH Juraj Janosik, famous Slovak outlaw (Born 1688)
17th of March 1715 DEATH Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (Born 1643)
17th of March 1741 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (Born 1671)
17th of March 1764 DEATH George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer
17th of March 1782 DEATH Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (Born 1700)
17th of March 1830 DEATH Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (Born 1764)
17th of March 1846 DEATH Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (Born 1784)
17th of March 1849 DEATH William II of the Netherlands (Born 1792)
17th of March 1853 DEATH Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and mathematician (Born 1803)
17th of March 1871 DEATH Robert Chambers, Scottish naturalist (Born 1802)
17th of March 1875 DEATH Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (Born 1832)
17th of March 1893 DEATH Jules Ferry, French statesman (Born 1832)
17th of March 1917 DEATH Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (Born 1838)
17th of March 1926 DEATH Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (Born 1853)
17th of March 1937 DEATH Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1863)
17th of March 1941 DEATH Marguerite Nichols, American actress (Born 1895)
17th of March 1946 DEATH Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (Born 1897)
17th of March 1949 DEATH Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (Born 1882)
17th of March 1956 DEATH Fred Allen, American actor and comedian (Born 1894)
17th of March 1956 DEATH Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1897)
17th of March 1957 DEATH Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines (Born 1907)
17th of March 1961 DEATH Susanna M. Salter, American politician (Born 1860)
17th of March 1962 DEATH Pat Clayton, British surveyor and explorer (Born 1896)
17th of March 1965 DEATH Amos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (Born 1862)
17th of March 1974 DEATH Louis Kahn, American architect
17th of March 1976 DEATH Luchino Visconti, Italian director (Born 1906)
17th of March 1981 DEATH Paul Dean, American baseball player (Born 1913)
17th of March 1983 DEATH Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1903)
17th of March 1987 DEATH Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (Born 1914)
17th of March 1988 DEATH Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (Born 1949)
17th of March 1989 DEATH Merritt Butrick, American actor (Born 1959)
17th of March 1990 DEATH Capucine, French actress (Born 1931)
17th of March 1990 DEATH Ric Grech, British bass player (Blind Faith : Traffic) (Born 1946)
17th of March 1992 DEATH Grace Stafford, American actress (Born 1903)
17th of March 1993 DEATH Helen Hayes, American actress (Born 1900)
17th of March 1994 DEATH Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (Born 1925)
17th of March 1995 DEATH Ronnie Kray, British gangster (Born 1933)
17th of March 1995 DEATH Rick Aviles, American actor (Born 1952)
17th of March 1996 DEATH Rene Clement, French film director and screenwriter (Born 1913)
17th of March 1996 DEATH Terry Stafford, American singer (Born 1941)
17th of March 1997 DEATH Jermaine Stewart, American singer (Born 1957)
17th of March 1999 DEATH Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (Born 1921)
17th of March 1999 DEATH Rod Hull, British comedian (Born 1936)
17th of March 2002 DEATH Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Born 1911)
17th of March 2002 DEATH Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (Born 1908)
17th of March 2003 DEATH Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (Born 1902)
17th of March 2004 DEATH J.J. Jackson, American television personality (Born 1941)
17th of March 2004 DEATH Rachel Hudson, British murder victim (Born 1984)
17th of March 2005 DEATH Andre Norton, American writer (Born 1912)
17th of March 2005 DEATH George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (Born 1904)
17th of March 2006 DEATH Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (Born 1948)
17th of March 2006 DEATH Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (Born 1913)
17th of March 2006 DEATH Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (Born 1955)
17th of March 2006 DEATH Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (Born 1913)
17th of March 2007 DEATH John Backus, American computer scientist (Born 1924)
17th of March 2007 DEATH Roger Bennett, American gospel performer (Born 1959)
17th of March 2007 DEATH Jim Cronin, British animal welfare activist (Born 1951)
17th of March 2008 DEATH Roland Arnall, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (Born 1939)
17th of March 2009 DEATH Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (Born 1937)
17th of March 2010 DEATH Alex Chilton, American musician (Born 1950)
17th of March 2010 DEATH Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (Born 1942)