On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1983

Historical Events

Sports History

70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Shkreli, American businessman (Pharma), former hedge fund manager and convicted felon, born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), dies at 70
1983 Highlights

About March 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces