On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
  • It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Charlotte Auerbach, German-Born British geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies at 82
  • Harold Myers, film journalist, dies at 81
  • Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79