On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1976

Historical Events

  • 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon
  • Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), dies at 69
1976 Highlights

About March 17, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces