What Happened on March 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jaguar head William Lyons debuts the first E-Type model at the Geneva International Motor Show, creating a sensation

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • NY DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
  • South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Paul, English actor
  • Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

Famous Deaths

  • Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101