On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1997

Historical Events

  • CNN begin Spanish broadcasts

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestKatie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 2016), born in Washington, D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky

Famous Deaths

  • Jermaine Stewart, American R&B singer (We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off) dies of cancer at 37
1997 Highlights

About March 17, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces