On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in the US for face-to-face meetings with Donald Trump

  • Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload
  • Flash flooding and a landslides kills at least 73 and injures about 60 in Sentani and Jayapura, Papua, eastern Indonesia
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest cheque in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke from Jim Furyk
  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces her presidential bid
  • Wales beats Ireland, 25-7 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to clinch the Six-Nations Rugby Championship and Grand Slam; Welsh fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicks 6 penalties and a conversion
  • Zimbabwe declares a state of emergency after Cyclone Idai tears through eastern Zimbabwe killing at least 259

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), dies at 73
  • [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician ("Jailbait"; "Shake a Tail Feather"), dies at 82
2019 Highlights

About March 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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