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 (6 x Olympic gold 2012, 2016, 2021; World C'ships gold x 15; WR 400m, 800m, 1500m), 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? 24 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces