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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
1939

Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 and 9 in only Pak Test)

Birth
1940

Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants)

Birth
1941

Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46

Death
1941

Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)

Birth
1941

Edward Harper, composer

Birth
1941

Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46

Death
1941

Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle

Death
1941

National Gallery of Art, Wash DC opens

Event
1942

Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

Event
1942

Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported

Event
1942

John Wayne Gacy, Chicago Ill, serial killer (32 boys)

Birth
1942

Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)

Birth
1943

Don Mitchell, Houston Tx, actor (Mark-Ironside)

Birth
1943

F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell," premieres in NYC

Event
1943

Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed and sinks

Event
1944

Patti Boyd, Somerset England, (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)

Birth
1944

Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)

Birth
1944

Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Louie-Taxi, Twins)

Birth
1944

Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)

Birth
1944

John Sebastian, NYC, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)

Birth
1944

Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

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1945

Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra

Event
1945

Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer

Birth
1946

Harold Brown, Long Beach Ca, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)

Birth
1946

Michael Peter Finnissey, composer

Birth