Events, Celebrity Birthdays, March 17th

March 17th:

0461 – Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor.

1967 – Snoopy and Charlie Brown of “Peanuts” were on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.

1968 – The Bee Gees made their U.S. television debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” They performed “To Love Somebody” and “Words.”

1989 – A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that brought power outages over large regions of Canada.

2004 – NASA’s Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter into orbit around Mercury. The probe took more than 270,000 pictures before it crashed into the surface of Mercury on April 30, 2015.

Born March 17th:

Singer, musician Nat “King” Cole, as heard on “The Lounge”, born this date, 1919… passed away February 15th, 1965 (Image Courtesy of

Singer, songwriter John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful fame) is 73.

Actor Patrick Duffy (best known for his role on the tv series “Dallas” where he played Bobby Ewing) is 68.

Actor Kurt Russell (of such films as “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”, “Escape From New York” and “Dreamer”) is 66.

Actress Lesley-Anne Down (of the tv series “Upstairs, Downstairs”, “North and South and the sequel, and “Dallas”) is 63.

Actor Gary Sinise (of the tv series “C.S.I: NY” and films such as “Forrest Gump” and “Apollo 13”) is 62.

Actor Rob Lowe (of the tv series “The West Wing” as Sam Seaborn and the film “Austin Powers: The Spy W ho Shagged Me” as Young Number Two) is 53.

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