On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Grimes [Claire Boucher], Canadian 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