On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Patrick Duffy, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis), born in Townsend, Montana

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), dies from Leukemia at 57
1949 Highlights

About March 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces