On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1989

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

  • Marek BliziƄski, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, dies of skin cancer at 41
  • Merritt Butrick, American actor (Shy People, Square Pegs), dies of AIDS at 29
1989 Highlights

About March 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces