On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1944

Historical Events

  • Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts after months of volcanic unrest, destroying several towns near the volcano

Famous Birthdays

  • Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • Pat McCauley, Northern Irish rock drummer (Them)
  • Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton), born in Taunton, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

1944 Highlights

About March 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces