On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • Element 98 (Californium) announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit), born in Tallulah, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Meyer, American psychiatrist and neurologist (pioneered mental hygiene), dies at 83