On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade

Famous Deaths

  • Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29