On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1992

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actor Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
  • 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
  • Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

South African President F. W. de Klerk wins a white only referendum

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohn Boyega

John Boyega [Adedayo B. Adegboyega], English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • George Lovi, American columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Grace Stafford Lantz, cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
  • Jack Arnold, actor/dir (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75