On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
  • US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmad Khomeini, youngest son of Iran ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
  • Donald Baverstock, television Producer, dies at 71
  • Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
  • Rick Aviles, US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
  • Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87