On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1963

Historical Events

  • Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Eruptions of Mount Agung on Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • Michael Ivins, American rock bassist and keyboard player (The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nick Peros, Canadian classical composer (Prayer of Consolation)
  • Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)

Famous Deaths

  • Lizzie Miles [Elizabeth Landreaux], Creole-American jazz, blues and gospel singer ("Man O'War"), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
1963 Highlights

About March 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces