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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1979

Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR

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1979

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne

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1980

Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68

Death
1981

FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms

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1982

Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador

Death
1982

Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador

Death
1982

Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador

Death
1982

Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador

Death
1982

4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador

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1983

70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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1983

9th People's Choice Awards

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1985

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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1985

Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

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1985

Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies

Death
1986

Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49

Death
1986

Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF

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1987

Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak

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1987

IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3

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1988

Iran says Iraq uses poison gas

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1988

Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115

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1988

Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies

Death
1988

"Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo

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1989

Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade

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1989

"Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances

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1989

Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29

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