What Happened on March 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Paul Black, American rock singer
  • Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy 3)

Famous Deaths

  • Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday