What Happened on March 17th, 1976

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
  • Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69