On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
  • Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
  • Then highest scoring NCAA basketball game to date; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115

Famous Birthdays

  • Grimes [Claire Boucher], Canadian pop musician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
1988 Highlights

About March 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces