What Happened on March 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bełżec Concentration Camp opens with the transport of 30,000 Lublin Polish Jews

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor

Person of interestJohn Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer who killed 33 young men, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)