What Happened on March 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NY DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
  • South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Paul, English actor
  • Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)


Famous Deaths

  • Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101