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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1955

Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)

Birth
1955

Maurice "Rocket" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montr‚al

Event
1956

8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball

Event
1956

Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)

Birth
1956

Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

Death
1957

Ramon Magsaysay, president of Philipines dies in a plane crash

Event
1957

Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted

Event
1957

Robin Cousins, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1958

Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape

Event
1959

Australia and USSR restore diplomatic relations

Event
1959

Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

Event
1959

Brian Douglas Jones, Auckland NZ, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)

Birth
1959

Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)

Birth
1959

Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)

Birth
1959

Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy 3)

Birth
1959

Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday

Death
1960

Vicki Lewis, Cincinnati, actress (Beth-Newsradio)

Birth
1960

Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)

Birth
1960

WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1960

Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA

Event
1961

Casey Siemaszko, Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)

Birth
1961

NY DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players

Event
1961

Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101

Death
1961

South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

Event
1962

Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82

Death