On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Battle of InterestItalian Air Force Bombs Barcelona

The Italian Air Force, in support of Francisco Franco, bombs Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War
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The Italian Air Force conducts a bombing campaign in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War
The Italian Air Force conducts a bombing campaign in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith O'Brien, Scottish Catholic archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)