On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 2017

Historical Events

  • Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland

Famous Weddings

  • Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), dies at 69
  • Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, dies at 87
  • Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81
  • Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', dies at 85

René Préval

René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), dies of cardiac arrest at 74

President of Haiti René Préval
President of Haiti
René Préval
  • Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), dies at 73
  • Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46
2017 Highlights

About March 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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