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Notable Historical Events for March 17th

1963Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open

199319th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

198370th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1908Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

45 BCIn his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

1917Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino

1955After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

1658Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

March 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 17th

1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

1919Nat "King" Cole, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)

1942John Wayne Gacy, Chicago Illinois, serial killer (32 boys)

1951Kurt Russell, Springfeild Mass, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)

1902Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)

1914Sammy Baugh, Temple Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)

March 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 17th

1961Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

1966The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

1905Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

1967Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

1979Actor Kurt Russell (28) weds actress Season Hubley (28)

1944Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

March 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 17th

180Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, dies at 58

1853Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

1957Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

1956Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 58

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