Which were the important events of Thursday, 17 March 1949 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
Famous People born
Patrick Duffy in Townsend
- The Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas, owned by oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy, has its grand opening.
: Montana, USA; actor (Bobby - Dallas, Man from Atlantis).
: Northern Irish footballer and football manager
: Canadian singer and songwriter
Famous People died
: Actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
: Russian painter (Born 1882)