On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 2019

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
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 (Shake a Tail Feather), dies at 82
2019 Highlights

About March 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces