On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 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
  • Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91