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Bob Maar
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Birthdates which occurred on March 06:


1405 Johan II King of Castille
1459 Jacob Fugger German banker/merchant
1475 Michelangelo Buonarroti painter/sculptor/architect (David, Pièta)
1483 Francesco Guicciardini Italy, attorney/president of Romagna
1492 Jean Luis Vives Spanish theory/humanist/reformer
1495 Luigi Alamanni Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
1615 Jan Zoet actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)
1616 Malachias Siebenhaar composer
1619 Cyrano de Bergerac famous nose, dramatist (A Voyage to the Moon)
1698 John Alberti Dutch theologist/philologist
1710 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli composer
1740 Giovanni Meli Siclian poet (Buccolica)
1761 Earl d'Andréossi French General/member of parliament
1763 Jean Xavier Lefevre composer
1765 Jan Kops Dutch agronomist/vicar
1779 Philipp Roth composer
1785 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski composer
1787 Joseph von Fraunhofer Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)
1791 Anna Claypoole Peale painted miniatures
1793 Bernhard Joseph Klein composer
1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)
1812 Aaron Lufkin Dennison father of American watchmaking
1820 Horatio Gouverneur Wright Major General (Union volunteers)
1831 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh German theologist (Home Mission)
1831 Philip Henry Sheridan Albany NY, Major General (Union Army)
1835 Charles Ewing Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1835 Ludwik Grossman composer
1843 Artur Napoleao dos Santos composer
1852 Joseph Bayer composer
1870 Oscar Straus Vienna Austria, composer (Ein Walzertraum)
1882 Guy Kibbee El Paso TX, actor (Big Shot)
1885 Ring Lardner US, writer (You Know Me Al)
1887 Henri Gagnon composer
1890 Fernand Ansseau Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
1891 Victor Kilian Jersey City NJ, actor (Gentleman's Agreement)
1893 [Walter] Furry Lewis father of the blues
1893 Kathleen Smoothy housewife (last link to Siege of Sidney Street)
1897 Knudåge Riisager Port Kunda Estonia, Danish composer (Quaarrtsiluni)
1898 Hal Hooker cricketer (New South Wales pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
1898 Jay C Flippen Little Rock AR, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
1898 Jimmy Conzelman NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
1898 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent Dutch soprano (Matthäus Passion)
1900 John Henry Pyle Pafford librarian (University of London)
1900 Ludwig Donath Vienna Austria, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco)
1900 Robert "Lefty" Grove baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
1901 Mark Donskoy Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
1903 Elizabeth Pinkston Becker US, platform diver (Olympics-gold-1928)
1904 Hugh Williams actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)
1904 Johannes C "Chris" Baay Dutch actor (Klatergoud, Surprise Raid)
1905 Bob Wills Kosse TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)
1906 Lou Costello Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)
1909 Dave Clark music promoter/songwriter
1909 Obafemi Awolowo Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)
1911 Charles Frank physicist
1911 Roland Jacobi Leich composer
1912 Madge Adam astronomer
1913 David Bowman trade unionist
1913 Ella Logan Glasgow Scotland, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies)
1913 Stewart Granger actor (Saraband for Dead Lovers)
1914 Kirill P Kondrashin Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
1916 Rochelle Hudson Oklahoma City OK, actress (That's My Boy)
1917 J A Mommersteeg Dutch Assistant Secretary of Defense (KVP)
1917 Roy Scott cricketer (one Test New Zealand vs England 1947, 18, 1-74)
1920 Lewis Gilbert London England, director/actor (You Only Live Twice)
1920 Roger Price Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
1921 Julius Rudel Vienna Austria, conductor (NYC Opera 1957)
1921 Oliver Wright British Ambassador (To US)
1921 Ross Hunter Cleveland OH, producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk)
1922 Frankie Howerd York England, actor/comedian (Mr Mustard-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, That Was The Week That Was, Runaway Bus)
1923 Ed McMahon Detroit MI, TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search)
1923 Erhard Karkoschka composer
1923 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
1924 Sarah Caldwell Maryville MO, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
1924 William H Webster US, judge/head FBI/CIA
1926 Alan Greenspan economist/Presidential advisor (Federal Reserve Board)
1926 Andrzej Wajda Suwalki Poland, director (Ashes & Diamonds, Lotna)
1926 Ann Curtis 400 meter/800 meter US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948)
1926 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis (Representative-Republican-IN, 1971- )
1926 Jon Nordal composer
1926 Miroslav Klega composer
1927 John Fairchild Newark NJ, CEO (Fairchild publishing)
1927 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr Shawnee OK, USAF/astronaut (Mercury 9, Gemini 5)
1927 Norman Treigle New Orleans LA, bass-baritone
1927 William J Bell Chicago IL, soap opera creator (Young & Restless)
1928 Gabriel García Márquez Colombia, novelist (Europa Y America, Nobel 1982)
1928 Ronald Stevenson composer
1929 David Sheppard bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
1929 Günter Kunert German poet/writer (Kaiser von Hondu)
1929 Hal Miller British MP
1929 Ho Dam North Korean Secretary of State (1970-83)
1929 Thomas S Foley (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1965-94)/majority whip/Speaker of House
1931 Carmen Delavallade US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
1931 David Haddon Whitaker British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)
1931 John Smith Los Angeles CA, actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men)
1933 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins folk musician/composer
1933 Heiko Wierenga Dutch social-democrat mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
1933 Kim Elgie cricketer (South African bat vs New Zealand 1961-62, Scotland RU international)
1933 William Davis author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
1934 John Noakes British TV presenter
1935 Ronnie Delaney Ireland, 1500 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1956)
1936 A "Bram" Stemerdink Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
1936 Jean Boht actress (Arthur's Hallowed Ground)
1936 Marion S Barry (Mayor-Democrat-DC, 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
1937 Doug Dillard actor (Clem-Popeye)
1937 Ivan Boesky Detroit MI, stockbroker inside trading
1937 Merle Haggard country singer
1937 Paul Mefano composer
1937 Valentina V Tereshkova-Nikolayev 1st woman in space (Vostok 6)
1938 Lovelace Watkins singer
1939 Christopher Bond (Senator-R-MO)
1939 David Spielberg Weslaco TX, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
1939 Jerry Naylor Stephenville TX, rock vocalist (Crickets)
1940 Joanna Miles Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)
1940 Willie Stargell outfielder/1st baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971 National League homerun leader)
1941 Ann Winterton British MP
1941 Ben Murphy Jonesboro AR, actor (Name of the Game, Winds of War)
1941 Karyn Kupcinet actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show)
1944 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Gisborne New Zealand, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
1944 Mary Wilson Detroit MI, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go)
1945 Anna Maria Horsford New York NY, actress (Thelma Frye-Amen)
1945 Hugh Grundy Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
1945 Rob Reiner Bronx NY, actor/director (All in the Family, Stand By Me)
1946 David Jon Gilmour Cambridgeshire England, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-The Wall)
1946 Martin Kove Brooklyn NY, actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey)
1946 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
1946 Tony Klatka rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1947 Dick Fosbury Portland OR, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1968)
1947 Judy Loe Urmston Manchester UK, actress (Singles, Meaning of Life)
1947 Kiki Dee Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
1948 James FCS "Jim" Woude cartoonist
1949 Donald York rocker (Sha Na Na)
1951 Stedman Graham Oprah Winfrey's fianceè
1952 Lyn Perrin executive administrator (WIC)
1953 Jackie Zeman Englewood NJ, actress (Bobbie-General Hospital)
1956 Peter Roebuck cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)
1958 Mike Gatting England cricketer
1959 Tom Arnold Ottuwa IA, comedian (Roseanne, True Lies)
1960 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd NBA guard
1962 Alison Nicholas Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)
1963 Suzanne Crough rocker (Partridge Family)
1964 Cher Butler Garland TX, playmate (August, 1985)
1964 Reniet Vrieze rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
1965 Tammy Liley Long Beach CA, volleyball mid blocker/captain (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1966 Cliff Meidl Redondo Beach CA, sprint kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)
1966 Michelle Edwards WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1968 Carla McGhee Peoria IL, US basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Connie Britton Boston MA, actress (Nikki-Spin City)
1968 Jon Baker WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 Marty Morgan Minneapolis MN, 180½ lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1968 Moira Kelly actress (Cutting Edge)
1968 Russell Butler Dandenong Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-28th-88, 96)
1969 Andrea Elson New York NY, actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids)
1969 Deems May NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1970 Amy Pietz Milwaukee WI, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City)
1970 Robbie Tobeck NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Scott Stahoviak Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
1971 Darrick Martin NBA guard (Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1971 Roger Salkeld Burbank CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1972 Jamal Anderson fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 Paul Frlan CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 Shaquille O'Neal Newark NJ, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Olympics-gold-96)
1972 Susan Alexander Silver Spring MD, Miss Maryland-America (1996)
1973 Brian Olson Tallahassee FL, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics-96)
1973 Greg Ostertag NBA center (Utah Jazz)
1973 Michael Finley NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
1973 Terry Adams Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

Deaths which occurred on March 06:

0766 Chrodegang church reformer/bishop of Mainz, dies at about 50
1583 Zacharias Ursinus German theologist (Heidelberger), dies at 48
1615 Pieter Both Dutch Admiral/1st Governor-General (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
1616 Francis Beaumont Elizabethan dramatist, dies (birth date unknown)
1674 Johann Paul Schor German barok painter, dies at 58
1720 Pieter van Flowers Flemish painter, buried at 63
1753 Gerhardus Havingha composer, dies at 56
1754 Henry Pelham English premier (1745, 46-54), Gin Act, dies at about 57
1836 Davy Crockett US pioneer (Alamo), killed in battle at 49
1846 Nikoli A Poveloi Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49
1851 Alexander Aliabiev composer, dies at 63
1854 Caspar GC Reinwardt German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
1867 Wiktor Kazynski composer, dies at 54
1888 Louisa May Alcott US author (Old-fashioned Girl), dies at 55
1900 Gottlieb Daimler designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65
1917 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73
1924 Meyer E van Beem actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
1930 William Milton cricketer (South African Test captain in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies
1932 John Philip Sousa US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77
1933 Anton J Cermak US mayor of Chicago, murdered
1936 Josef Stransky composer, dies at 63
1936 Rubin Goldmark composer, dies at 63
1937 Frank Vosper actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
1939 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann German mathematician, dies at 86
1941 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
1941 Leen Schijvenschuurder Dutch February strike leader, executed
1945 Jan Thijssen Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm
1945 Rudolph Karel composer, dies at 64
1947 Ludwig Weber composer, dies at 55
1950 Lew Lehr comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
1951 Ivor Novello actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
1954 Jan Kalf Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80
1954 Louis Zimmermann violinist, dies at 80
1959 Fred Stone actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85
1961 George Formby British singer/comedian, dies at 56
1961 Kjeld Abell Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
1962 Rezso Kokai composer, dies at 56
1963 Kornelis ter Laan 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
1964 King Paul I of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
1965 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker] actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
1965 Ruvim Pergament composer, dies at 58
1966 Richard Hageman composer, dies at 83
1967 Nelson Eddy US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
1967 Oscar Shaw actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
1967 Zoltán Kodály Hungarian composer (Háry Janos), dies at 84
1968 Isa Krejci composer, dies at 63
1968 Joseph Martin Jr Speaker of the House, dies at 83
1970 William Hopper actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
1971 Raymond Herreman Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
1973 Paul Klecki/Kletzki Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
1973 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938), dies at 80
1973 Vera Fjodorova Panova Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
1976 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom light-heavyweight box champion (1932-34), dies at 71
1979 Charles Wagenheim actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
1981 George Geary cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
1981 Klaus Grabowski child molester, shot by parent
1982 Ayn Rand author-philosopher (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged), dies in New York at 77
1982 Jan Lemaire Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
1983 Thelma Pelish actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
1984 Henry Wilcoxon actor (Cleopatra, Dragnet, Jericho), dies of congessive heart failure at 78
1984 Ian Cromb cricketer (5 Tests for New Zealand, 123 runs, 8 wickets), dies
1984 Martin Niemöller German submarine captain/anti-Nazi minister, dies at 92
1984 Pierre Cochereau composer, dies at 59
1985 Eric Sloane US artist, dies at 80
1986 Adolph Caesar actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies
1986 Georgia O'Keeffe US painter (Flowers), dies at 98
1988 Konstantin Iliev composer, dies at 63
1989 Harry Andrews actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
1992 Elvia Allman actress (Night at Earl Carroll's), dies of pneumonia
1992 Emmy Huf Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
1992 Maria Vieira da Silva Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
1993 Cyril Collard French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
1993 Douglas Marland soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
1993 Nicholas Ridley English Minister of Finance, dies at 64
1994 Leighton Noble singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
1994 Max Schubert winemaker, dies at 89
1994 Melina Mercouri Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
1994 Moses Rascoe blues singer, dies at 77
1994 Tengis Abuladze Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
1995 David Beinhoff mayor, dies at 24
1995 Delroy George Wilson singer, dies at 46
1995 Emile van Moerkerken photographer (Ice Princess), dies at 78
1995 Helene Weijel author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44
1996 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay politician, dies at 88
1996 Herbert "Herb" Hall clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
1996 Simon Cadell actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
1997 Anthony Hopkins clinical Neurologist, dies at 59
1997 Jagan Guyanes Prime Minister of Guyana (1953, 57-64), dies
1997 Michael Manley Jamaican Prime Minister (PNP, 1972-80, 89-92), dies
1998 Adem Jasari Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed

On this day...Events in History

1079 Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar
1205 Aken, [Philips van Zwaben], crowned Roman-Catholic German King
1323 Treaty of Paris
1447 Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V
1460 Treaty of Alcacovas-Portugal gives Castile Canary Islands for West Africa
1521 Magellan discovers Guam
1579 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
1590 Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda"
1628 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
1646 Joseph Jenkes, Massachusetts, receives 1st colonial machine patent
1664 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
1665 Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
1714 Peace of Rastatt: French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
1728 Spain & England sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
1775 1st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston
1799 Napoleon captures Jaffa Palestine
1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
1810 Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
1816 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
1831 Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy
1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
1834 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
1836 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
1836 HMS Beagle/Darwin reaches King George's Sound, Australia
1838 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lügt" premieres in Vienna
1851 Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London
1853 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "La Traviata" premieres in Venice
1855 Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet
1857 Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1861 Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1862 Battle of Pea Ridge AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
1865 Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Ball
1882 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
1886 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington MA
1886 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, New York NY
1895 England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
1895 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 minutes) England vs Australia
1896 1st auto in Detroit MI, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
1899 "Aspirin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
1902 Census Bureau forms
1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
1906 Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
1906 Nora Blatch becomes 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
1909 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna
1915 Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
1918 US naval collier "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1919 NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
1921 Police in Sunbury PA issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract
1922 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in New York NY
1923 Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
1924 British Labour government cuts military budget
1925 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmédy & Sankt Vith
1926 China asks for a seat in the Security council
1929 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
1930 Brooklyn's Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
1933 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
1933 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in New York NY
1933 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
1934 Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in New York NY
1935 Frank Bartell (Czechoslovakia), cycles record 80.584 mph in Los Angeles
1936 Belgium ends Locarno-pact
1940 1st US telecast from an airplane, New York NY
1943 Battle at Medenine, North-Africa; Rommels assault attack
1943 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1944 USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
1945 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm
1945 Assassination attempt on Höhere, SS Police führer Rauter
1945 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
1945 Erich Honnecker & Erich Hanke flee Nazis
1945 Federico García Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires
1946 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
1947 XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc CA
1951 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
1955 Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
1959 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
1959 Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
1960 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
1961 1st London minicabs introduced
1961 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
1961 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year government jubilee
1962 St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
1964 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
1964 Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Eddie Fisher)
1964 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3 :6.4)
1965 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
1965 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand vs India in 1st Test Cricket innings
1966 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
1967 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
1967 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
1971 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain
1972 Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
1973 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 homeruns & knocks in 7 RBIs)
1974 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
1974 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1974 Ian & Greg Chappell score cricket
1976 World Ice Dance Championship in Gothenburg won by Liudmila Pakhomova & Alexandr Gorshkov (USSR)
1976 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by Irina Rodnina & Alexandr Zaitsev (USSR)
1976 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill (USA)
1976 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
1978 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia
1980 7th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1980 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
1980 Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
1981 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News"
1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
1983 New Bedford MA woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table
1983 US Football League begins its 1st season
1985 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 Mexican authorities find body of US drug agent Enrique C Salaazar
1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
1985 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King & I"
1986 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London
1986 USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1987 Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
1988 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
1988 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
1989 Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
1990 SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
1991 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated; The war is over"
1992 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
1994 Colin Jackson runs world record 60 meter hurdles indoor (7.30 seconds)
1994 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1995 9th American Comedy Awards: Rodney Dangerfield
1995 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
1995 US 4.5¢ equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record)
1996 10th American Comedy Awards
1996 2nd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1996 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 vs Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup vs Kenya
1998 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
1998 Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery

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Birthdates which occurred on March 07:


1543 Johan Casimir count of Rhine (occupied Gent)
1574 John Wilbye composer
1602 Kano Tanju Japanese painter (palaces, portraits)
1621 Georg Neumark composer
1659 Henry Purcell English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)
1663 Tomaso Antonio Vitali composer
1682 Johan W van Ripperda Dutch diplomat/baron/duke
1693 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69)
1707 Stephen Hopkins (Governor-RI) signed Declaration of Independence
1715 Ewald Christian von Kleist German lyric poet (Der Frühling)
1731 Jean-Louis Laruette composer
1762 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh director-general (East Indies Company)
1765 Joseph N Niépce French inventor (photography)
1769 Josef Alois Ladurner composer
1773 Tommaso Marchesi composer
1785 Alessandro Manzoni Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)
1792 John Herschel Slough England, William Herschel's son, astronomer
1797 Karl Schwencke composer
1799 Frantisek L Celakovsky Czechoslovakian poet (national anthem, folk song)
1807 Franz Grave von Pocci German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
1811 Christian Heinrich Hohmann composer
1813 Judocus Smits Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
1820 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman composer
1822 Victor Masse composer
1827 Henry DeLamar Clayton Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1831 John Bratton [Old Reliable], US physician/Confederate Brigadier General
1832 Orlando Metcalfe Poe Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1837 Henry Draper Virginia, astro-spectro-photographer (Moon, Jupiter)
1841 Olegario Víctor Andrade Argentina, poet (El nido de cóndores)
1842 Anne van Diest Belgian physician/feminist
1844 Anthony Comstock New Canaan CT, anti-vice crusader/philatelist
1849 Luther Burbank Lancaster MA, horticulturist
1850 Tomás G Masaryk Czechoslovakia, Father/President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35)
1856 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
1857 Julius Wagner von Jauregg Austria, psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
1858 Nikolai Artzibushev composer
1866 Paul Ernst writer
1869 Ernst J Cohen Dutch chemist
1872 Piet Mondrian Holland, abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie)
1872 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov composer
1875 Maurice Joseph Ravel Cibourne France, composer (Boléro)
1883 Carl Deis composer
1886 Raymond Largay Wisconsin, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl)
1887 Heino Eller composer
1888 Alidius van Starkenborch Stachouwer Governor of Netherland Indies (1936-45)
1891 Marcel Barger [Meyer Streliskie], cabaret performer (I keep Susy)
1895 Juan Jose Castro composer
1896 Erwin Bodky composer
1898 Jan Bata Czechoslovakian shoe manufacturer
1900 [Albert] Carel Willink Dutch painter (magic realism)
1900 Giuseppe Capogrossi Italian painter
1902 Heinz [Heinrich William] Ruehmann Essen Germany, actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
1904 Ivar Ballangrud Norway, Olympics speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)
1904 Reinhard Heydrich German Governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))
1904 Virginia Downing actress (Gig, Butterfield 8)
1904 Willy Forst Austria actor/director (Vienna Blood)
1905 Vera Fjodorova Panova Russian author (Sputniki)
1906 Alejandro Garcia Caturla composer
1906 Hans Lachman composer
1907 Juan Francisco Giacobbe composer
1907 Mircea Eliade religious historian (Le Yoga)
1908 Anna Magnani Rome Italy, actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle)
1908 Joop [Joseph] van Santen Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
1908 Tomas de Manzarraga composer
1909 Greta Schoon writer
1909 Leo Malet writer
1911 Stefan Kisielewski composer
1914 Morton DaCosta Philadelphia PA, director (Island of Love, Music Man)
1915 Jacques Chaban-Delmas French politician
1917 Davis Roberts Mobile AL, actor (Mr Johnson-Boone)
1917 Janet Collins ballerina
1917 Robert Erickson composer
1918 June Wayne artist/lithographer/teacher
1919 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro financier
1919 Mochtar Lubis Indonesian writer (Twilight in Djakarta)
1920 Willie Watson cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
1924 Eduardo Paolozzi British sculptor (Hydra)
1924 Kobo Abe Tokyo Japan, playwright (Woman, the Dunes)
1930 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Earl of Snowdon] London England, photographer
1930 James Broderick Charleston NH, actor (Brenner-Brenner, Doug-Family)
1931 C W Stubblefield music promoter
1931 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen director Social Businesses of Press
1931 Donald Barthelme US, writer (Snow White)
1934 King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], rocker
1934 Nari Contractor cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
1934 Willard Scott weather forecaster (Today Show)
1936 Georges Perec French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
1937 Anne Kristen actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay, Sunset Song)
1937 Don Bonker (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1975- )
1938 Homero Blancas Houston TX, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open)
1938 Janet Guthrie race car driver, 1st woman to race in Indy 500
1939 Marion Marlowe St Louis MO, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends)
1940 Daniel J Travanti Kenosha WI, actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues)
1940 Harald Gerlach writer
1940 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
1940 Viktor Petrovich Savinykh USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5)
1942 Al[bert] Tanara WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1942 Michael Eisner Mount Kisko NY, CEO (Walt Disney)
1942 Paul Preuss US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
1942 Tammy Faye Bakker gospel singer/wife of Jim Bakker (PTL)
1942 Tommy F Robinson (Representative-Democrat-AR, 1985- )
1942 U N Kulkarni cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
1943 Carole Peel Australian softball assistant coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
1943 Chris White rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1943 Leon Frank Sylvers rocker
1944 Elton Gallegly (Representative-Republican-CA)
1944 Jürgen Theobaldy writer
1944 Townes Van Zandt musician
1945 Arthur Lee rocker (Vindicator)
1945 John Heard Washington DC, actor (Cat People, Cutter's Way, CHUD)
1946 Matthew Fisher London, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
1946 Peter Wolf rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame)
1947 Donna Loren Boston MA, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo)
1947 Lewis J Stadlen Brooklyn NY, actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City)
1947 Richard Lawson Loma Linda CA, actor (Eddie-The O'Neills)
1947 Robert O'Neill Crossman politician
1950 Franco Harris NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1950 Mark Pinter Decorah IA, actor (Karl-Behind the Screen, Another World)
1951 Linda Gibboney actress (Search for Tomorrow, Jessica-Generations)
1952 Ernie Isley US vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
1952 Lynn Swann NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
1952 Vivian Richards West Indian master blaster
1953 Jules Shear rock musician
1953 Kathleen Sullivan Pasadena CA, newscaster (E!)
1954 Matt Frenette rock drummer (Loverboy)
1958 Rik Mayall comedian (Drop Dead Fred, Bottom, Little Noises)
1959 Thomas Edward Lehman Austin MN, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament)
1960 Ivan Lendl Czechoslovakia, tennis pro (US Open 1985-87)
1960 Joe Carter Oklahoma City OK, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1961 Mary Beth Evans Pasadena CA, actress (Katherine-General Hospital, Kayla-Days of our Lives)
1962 Taylor Dayne [Leslie Wunderman], Long Island NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
1963 Mike Eagles Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1963 Mohammad Ishaq cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
1964 Amy Baltus Bloomington IN, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
1964 Jeff Criswell NFL tackle (Kansas City Chiefs)
1965 [Willie] Flipper Anderson NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1965 Cameron Daddo Melbourne Australia, actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc)
1965 Jesper Bo Parnevik Stockholm Sweden, PGA golfer (1995 Nestle-5th)
1965 Steve Beuerlein NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers)
1966 Robert Maar Jr. Major Stud St. Vincents Hospital NYC
1966 Jeff Feagles NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 Mel Rojas Haina Dominican Republic, pitcher (Montréal Expos)
1966 Terry Carkner Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1967 Zheng Haixia WNBA center (Los Angeles Sparks)
1968 Jeff Kent Bellflower CA, infielder (New York Mets)
1968 Ricky Proehl NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
1969 Anne Marie Lauck Rochester NY, marathoner (Olympics-10th-96)
1969 Anthony Davis NFL linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs)
1969 Brian Jamieson Livingston NJ, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
1969 Geoff Smith Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1969 Matt Blundin NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
1969 Sam Gash NFL running back (New England Patriots)
1970 Jacquelyn Doucette Miss Massachusetts-USA (1996)
1970 James Calvin Spivey Schiller Park IL, miler
1970 Kathy Gedney Indianapolis IN, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994)
1971 Alison Herst Toronto Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)
1972 Andrew Finch rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 Marina Hatzakis Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 Joost Volmer soccer player (FC Twente)
1975 Andrey Savenkov hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1975 William Hampton CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
1977 Ludmila Richterova Kosice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Bournemouth)

Deaths which occurred on March 07:

322 -BC- Aristotle dies
0161 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], emperor of Rome (138-61), dies at 74
1040 Harold I King of England (1035-40), dies
1111 Bohemund I of Tarente French ruler of Antioch, dies
1274 St Thomas Aquinas Italian thelogian dies at 48
1305 Gwijde van Dampierre count of Flanders/count of Namur, dies at 78
1719 Steven J Vennekool Amsterdam's master builder, buried
1724 Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
1737 Guido Starhemberg Austrian earl/fieldmarshal, dies at 79
1750 Cornelis Troost Dutch painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52
1761 Antonio Palella composer, dies at 68
1786 Frantisek Benda composer, dies at 76
1802 Johann Georg Witthauer composer, dies at 50
1804 John Wedgwood founder (Royal Horticulture Society), dies
1809 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Austrian composer, dies at 73
1810 Albertus H Wiese Governor-General of Netherland Indies, dies at about 48
1833 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin German author, dies at 61
1842 Christian Theodor Weinlig composer, dies at 61
1862 Ben McCulloch US Confederate Brigadier-General (KIA), dies at 50
1862 John Baillie McIntosh US General-Major (Union Army), dies at 32
1862 William Slack US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle
1907 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy composer, dies at 64
1911 Antonio Fogazzarro Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
1924 Pat Moran manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
1926 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan composer, dies at 73
1931 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela Finnish painter/illustrator, dies at 65
1931 Theo van Doesburg [Christian Kupper], painter/architect, dies at 47
1932 Aristide Briand 11 x premier of France (Nobel 1926), dies at 69
1939 Amadeo Roldan composer, dies at 38
1941 Arnold Schering German musicologist, dies at 63
1941 Günther Prien German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
1945 Adolf Bartels German writer/racist, dies at 82
1951 Ali Razmara Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
1951 Ivor Novello British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58
1951 Shah Ali Razmara of Iran assassinated
1951 Shah Ali Razmara of Iran, assassinated
1955 Tom Dugan actor (Pick a Star), dies at 66
1959 Arthur C Pigou English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
1959 Hinsdale Smith developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
1961 Englebert van Anderlecht Belgian painter, dies at 42
1961 Max Hymans WWII resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
1964 Franz Alexander Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
1968 Yuri Aleksayevich Gagarin USSR cosmonaut (Vostok I), dies at 31
1973 André de Meulemeester Belgian WWI pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
1975 Ben Blue actor (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
1975 Francine Larrimore actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
1976 Erwin Kroll composer, dies at 90
1979 Guiomar Novaes pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
1979 Klaus Egge Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
1981 John Gnagy artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
1981 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
1982 Charles Borromeo Mills composer, dies at 68
1983 Igor Markevich composer, dies at 70
1983 Robert Bray actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
1985 George Schick Czechoslovakian conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
1985 Robert W Woodruff CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
1985 Victor W Farris inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
1986 Jacob K Javits (Senator-Republican-NY), dies in Palm Beach FL at 81
1988 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead] transvestite actor (Hairspray, Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies in Los Angeles at 42
1988 Robert Livingston actor (Lone Ranger), dies at 83 of emphysema
1990 Max Neuhaus composer, dies at 50
1993 Arnold Franchetti Ital/US composer, dies
1993 Earl Wrightson singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
1993 Tony Harris cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs), dies
1995 Don Cook British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
1995 Jaap van den Hurk TV-director (NCRV), dies
1995 Jacques Lefebvre Belgian air force general, commits suicide at 64
1995 John Arthur Neill Lambert composer teacher organist, dies at 69
1995 Paul-Emile Victor French pole explorer, dies at 87
1995 Thijmen Kuijt resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
1996 Aled Eames maritime historian, dies at 74

On this day...Events

1138 Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
1560 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
1573 Turkey & Venice signs peace treaty
1621 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
1633 Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
1644 Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
1696 English King Willem III departs Netherlands
1774 British close port of Boston to all commerce
1778 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1801 Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
1808 Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro
1824 Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
1835 HMS Beagle returns from Concepción to Valparaiso
1843 1st Catholic Governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
1847 US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
1848 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
1850 Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
1851 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
1852 Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
1854 Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
1857 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Generals McCulloch & McIntosh killed
1865 Battles round Kinston NC
1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
1872 -8º F in Boston MA
1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
1876 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
1896 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
1900 Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, President Kruger flees
1900 Stanley Cup: Montréal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
1902 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
1906 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
1908 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announced that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
1911 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
1911 Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma CA, patents coin-operated locker
1912 Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
1917 1st jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step", recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden NJ
1918 H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in New York NY
1918 President Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
1921 Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt
1922 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1922 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Sherwin Badger
1925 American Negro Congress organizes
1926 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-New York)
1927 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
1930 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
1932 Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn MI, kills 4
1933 Game of "Monopoly" invented
1935 Saar incorporated into Germany
1936 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
1937 Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR
1939 Glamour magazine begins publishing
1939 Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne"
1940 Montréal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
1940 Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champion
1941 3rd largest snowfall in New York NY history ( 18.1")
1941 50,000 British soldiers lands in Greece
1941 British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1942 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
1942 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
1943 General-Major Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
1944 Japans begins offensive in Burma
1945 Cologne taken by allied armies
1945 US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
1945 Yugoslavia government of Tito forms
1946 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
1946 Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zürich
1950 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in London won by Karol Kennedy & Peter Kennedy (USA)
1950 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova (Czechoslovakia)
1950 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA); this is his 3rd consecutive win
1951 Ezzard Charles wins 15-round heavyweight decision against Jersey Joe Walcott
1951 Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in New York NY
1953 Jackie McGlew scores 255 vs New Zealand at Wellington
1954 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1954 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
1955 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young
1955 Baseball commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
1955 Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
1958 Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo
1959 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
1959 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 Mkm) in a jet (MC Garlow)
1959 West Indies all out 76 vs Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
1960 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
1962 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
1962 Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
1965 Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
1965 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for New Zealand after ton
1965 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
1966 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" premieres in New York NY
1967 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence at Lewisburg Federal Prison for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 World Ice Dance Championship in Ljubljana won by Liudmila Pakhomova & Alexandr Gorshkov (USSR)
1970 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Irina Rodnina & Alexei Ulanov (USSR)
1970 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (German Democratic Republic)
1970 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
1970 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez ceasefire
1973 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
1973 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
1974 "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
1974 1st general striking in Ethiopia
1975 Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
1977 Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
1977 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets President Carter
1978 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
1978 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
1978 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
1979 Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
1979 Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1981 "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 4 performances
1981 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
1982 Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 meter indoor ( 49.59 seconds)
1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
1983 TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
1986 South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends
1986 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
1987 Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
1987 Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1988 Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"
1988 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award
1989 Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses"
1989 Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)
1990 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Philadelphia)
1990 H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ Joe Robbie Stadium & 15% of Dolphins for $30M
1991 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
1992 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200 meter backstroke (2 : 6.78)
1993 23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises
1993 Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
1994 8th American Comedy Awards: Carrot Top wins
1994 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
1994 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
1994 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
1994 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship
1995 Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)
1995 New York becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
1996 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
1996 British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million £ order
1996 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
1997 11th Soul Train Music Awards
1997 5 sue Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
1997 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site

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Birthdates which occurred on March 08:


1075 Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari Arab theologist
1495 Juan de Dios Portugal/Spain, saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)
1607 Johann Rist composer
1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach German composer, son of JS Bach
1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck composer
1748 Willem V Batavus prince of Orange-Nassau
1778 Friedrich August Kanne composer
1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink composer
1783 Hannah Hoes Van Buren Kinderhook NY, wife of President Martin Van Buren (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe help create modern plastic surgery
1799 Simon Cameron Secretary of War (Union), died in 1889
1815 Jean Delphin Alard French violinist/composer
1825 George William Martin composer
1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler Major General (Confederate Army)
1839 James Mason Crafts US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1840 Franco Faccio Italian composer/conductor
1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1843 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom composer
1847 Karl von Bach German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels Flemish composer (Parisina)
1854 Tom Felix Horan cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Australia all-rounder)
1857 Ruggiero Leoncavallo Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
1859 Kenneth Grahame author (The Wind, Willows)
1859 Otto Taubmann composer
1862 Joseph Lee helped develop playgrounds
1865 Frederick William Goudy US, printer/type designer
1872 Paul Juon Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1876 Franco Alfano Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1879 M Lichnowsky writer
1879 Otto Hahn German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium, co-discoverer-nuclear fission)
1883 Manuel Gomez Carillo composer
1886 Anton Portielje Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
1886 Edward Kendall chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1888 Stuart Chase Somersworth NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
1889 Oscar Ewing US government official (Everybody's Business)
1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning German theologist/philosopher
1892 Mátyás Rákosi Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1894 Wäinö V Aaltonen Finnish sculptor
1898 Louise Beavers Cincinnati OH, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for Each Other)
1898 Theophilus E Dönges South African minister of Internal Affairs
1899 Eric Linklater Scotland, novelist/poet/historical writer (Blue Swallows)
19-- Jason Kincaid actor (All My Children)
19-- Johnny Ventura Santo Domingo DR, Spanish singer (El Caballo Negro)
19-- Rita Walter actress (As the World Turns)
1902 Jennings Randolph (Senator)
1907 Charles Boost movie critic
1909 Anthony Donato composer
1909 Claire Trevor [Wemlinger] New York NY, actress (Murder My Sweet, Marjorie Morningstar)
1909 Hugh Murphy English multi-millionaire
1911 Alan Hovhaness Somerville MA, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
1911 Elsie Agnes Giorgi physician/humanitarian
1914 Jacob B Bakema urban developer (St Louis MO)
1915 Vivien John artist
1916 R W Schnell writer
1917 A Marja [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
1918 Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Skipper Jonas Grumby-Gilligan's Island)
1919 Ivor Keys musician/teacher
1920 Eileen Herlie Glasgow Scotland, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children, Hamlet)
1920 Eva Dahlbeck Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner saxophonist
1921 Cyd Charisse [Tula Ellice Finklea] Amarillo TX, dancer/actress (East Side West Side, Brigadoon)
1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson trumpeter
1922 Carl Furillo Brooklyn Dodger (National League Batting Champion 1953)
1922 H Kipphardt writer
1923 Booth Colman Portland OR, actor (Zaius-Planet of the Apes)
1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1923 Sembene Ousmane Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
1924 Sean McClory Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)
1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg teacher/writer
1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis composer
1925 Francisco Rabal Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
1925 Petrus Steenkamp Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1927 Jaromir Podesva composer
1927 Joseph Berg composer
1928 Frank Michael Beyer composer
1928 Judy Johnson Norfolk VA, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1931 John McPhee author (The Control of Nature)
1931 Neil Adcock cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wickets 1953-62)
1933 Johnny Dollar singer
1934 Christian Wolff composer
1934 Ron Taylor Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals)
1936 Gabor Szabo Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1936 Sue Ane Langdon Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)
1937 Juvenal Hayarimana president of Rwanda (1973-94)
1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
1937 Raynoma Gordy [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1938 Lew DeWitt Roanoke VA, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1939 George William Reed astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
1939 Jim Bouton Newark NJ, pitcher (New York Yankees)/author (Ball Four)
1939 Lydia Skoblikova USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
1939 Mike Lowry (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1979- )
1939 Robert Tear Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970)
1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos composer
194- Alan Sues Ross CA, comedian/actor (Laugh-In, Oh Heavenly Dog)
1940 Leslie Isben Rogge one of FBI's most wanted
1940 Susan Clark Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
1940 Theo Laseroms [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1941 Ivana Loudova composer
1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff composer
1942 [Dick] Richie Allen baseball player (American League MVP 1972)
1942 Ann Packer-Brightwell England, 400 meter/800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)
1943 Lynn Redgrave London England, actress (Georgie Girl) Weight-Watcher
1944 Carole Bayer Sager NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
1945 Graeme Watson cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
1945 Jim Chapman (Representative-Democrat-TX, 1985- )
1945 Keith Jarrett pianist/composer
1945 Mickey Dolenz Los Angeles CA, actor (Circus Boy) singer (Monkees)
1946 Mohammad Nazir Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
1946 Randy Meisner rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 Mike Allsup Modesto CA, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1948 [Little] Peggy March [Margaret Battavio] Lansdale PA, vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1948 Ralph Ellis Liverpool England, rhythm guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1949 Charles Lismont Belgian marathon runner (Olympics-silver-1972)
1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds cricketer in Zambia, England slow left-arm
1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
1953 Jim Rice Boston Red Sox outfielder (American League MVP 1978)
1953 Kathleen Ann Shower Brookville OH, Playmate of the Year (May 1985)
1954 Cheryl Baker rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies, Making Your Mind Up)
1954 David Wilkie England, 200 meter backstroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1976)
1954 Karl Schnabl 90 meter ski jumper (Olympics-gold-1976)
1954 Maria-Therese Nadig Switzerland, skier (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
1957 Cynthia Rothrock Wilmington DE, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)
1957 Ruth Wysocki Alhambra CA, 800 meter/1500 meter runner
1958 Andreas Maurer West Germany, tennis star
1958 Gary Numan [Gary Webb] Hammersmith England, vocalist (Cars, Dominion Day)
1959 Aidan Quinn Chicago IL, actor (Legends of the Fall, Michael Collins, Benny & Joon, Reackless)
1960 Buck Williams NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks)
1961 Larry Murphy Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1962 Shaun Gayle NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
1962 William Fuller NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
1963 Gursharan Singh cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
1963 Kathy Ireland model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
1963 Mike Lalor Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1964 Cheryl "Salt" James singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1964 Peter "Ged" Gill drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes)
1965 Kenny Smith NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1966 Elliot Boult Blenheim New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1966 Holly Ann Salo Keani AK, Miss Alaska-America (1990)
1966 Laura McCabe cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1967 Brent Fedyk Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1967 Dale Joseph CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 Clare Wood Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
1968 Rob Zettler Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1969 Andrea Parker actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
1970 Harry Decheiver soccer player (RKC)
1970 Jason Elam NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1970 Rhett Harty Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympics-92)
1970 Vadim Bekboulatov NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1971 Bob Boughner Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1971 Marc Tobert CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1972 Craig Johnson St Paul MN, NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings/Olympics-1994)
1972 Pat Riley NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Takuro Abe WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Kendell Watkins NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 Nanette Pearson Pleasant Grove UT, Miss America-Utah (1996)
1974 Steve Sarkisian CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 Toran James linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1975 Brett Conway NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975 Kenny Wheaton cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1976 Freddie Prinze Jr actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
1977 James Van Der Beek actor (Dawson's Creek)
1977 Petr Devyatkin hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)

Deaths which occurred on March 08:

0883 Albumasar [Ahmad Aboe M Gafar al-Balkhi], Arabic astronomer, dies
1144 Celestine II [Guido], Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle
1403 Bajezid I Jildirim 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42
1466 Francesco Sforza Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64
1550 Juan de Dios Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
1638 Jacob C van Neck Admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
1640 Guillaume van Messaus composer, dies at 50
1661 Jules Mazarin Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
1702 John de Baen portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
1702 William III Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51
1709 William Cowper/Cooper English anatomist, dies at about 62
1716 Harald Vallerius composer, dies at 69
1720 Georg Bronner composer, dies at 53
1724 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli Swiss architect, dies at about 81
1728 Gian M Crescimbeni Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
1734 Carolomannus Pachschmidt composer, dies at 33
1754 Don José de Carvajal bon Lancaster Spanish minister of Foreign affairs, dies
1828 Johann Anton Sulzer composer, dies at 75
1862 Adrien de La Fage composer, dies at 56
1862 Nat Gordon last pirate, hanged in New York NY for stealing 1,000 slaves
1869 Louis Hector Berlioz French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
1874 Millard Fillmore 13th President (1850-53), dies of at 74
1887 Pavel Annenkov Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
1889 Jens/John Ericsson Sweden/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
1901 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg German politician, dies at 64
1901 Peter Benoit Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
1917 Ferdinand von Zeppelin Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78
1919 Auguste Tolbecque composer, dies at 88
1920 Rafael Obligado Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
1923 Johannes S van der Waals Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
1930 William Howard Taft 27th US President (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72
1931 Clara Kathleen Rogers composer, dies at 87
1932 Jan de Louter Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
1936 Peter H J "Piet" van Doorne director BOVA Red Peppers, executed at 52
1937 Albert Verwey Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
1941 Jose Serrano Simeon composer, dies at 67
1941 Sherwood Anderson US writer/publisher (Winesburg OH), dies at 64
1942 José R Capablanca Cuban chess player (world champion 1927), dies at 53
1945 H J Jamin Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald
1945 Jan Beekes resistance fighter, executed at 26
1950 Jaroslav Kocian composer, dies at 67
1951 John Winter Thompson composer, dies at 83
1951 The Honeymoon Killers (Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez) die in electric chair
1954 Percy Twentyman-Jones cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies
1955 Clementine Princess of Belgium, wife of V Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82
1957 Othmar Schoeck composer, dies at 70
1958 Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
1959 Abdel Wahab Shawwaf Iraqi Colonel/putschist, murdered
1961 Thomas Beecham English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
1963 John Hartley cricketer (bowl average 115 in 2 Tests for England 1906), dies
1965 Esther Howard actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
1967 John F Bothwell actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
1971 Harold Lloyd US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
1973 Gordon Leggat cricketer (9 Tests for New Zealand, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
1973 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots), dies at 27
1974 Christian van Geel Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
1974 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
1975 George Stevens US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
1977 Henry Hull actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
1979 Gérard Blitz Dutch 400 meter swimmer (WR), dies at 78
1983 William T Walton English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
1985 Edward Andrews actor (Broadside), dies of a heart attack at 70
1985 Thomas Creighton US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at 33
1986 Hubert Fichte writer, dies at 50
1992 Red Callender US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
1993 Billy Eckstine jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
1993 Johan Bodegraven radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
1993 Joop Scheltens TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
1993 Wells Root US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
1994 John Ewart Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
1994 Joop C Swart publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
1994 Knut Haukelid Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
1995 Ota Adler Czechoslovakian/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
1995 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan novelist, dies at 91
1996 Alison McCartney pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
1996 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill commando, dies at 89
1996 Paul Lewis Harrhy actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
1997 Alexander Salkind producer (Superman), dies at 75

On this day...Events

1418 Jacoba van Bayern marries her cousin John IV van Brabant
1586 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
1702 England's Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1766 Willem V (18) becomes Governor of United Provinces
1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre: Ohio militia kills 90 Indians
1801 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
1838 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1854 US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1858 Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)
1861 St Augustine FL surrenders to Union armies
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads VA: CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 Battle of Kingston NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
1887 Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1894 New York passes 1st state dog license law
1896 Volunteers of America forms (New York NY)
1898 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen
1900 National League decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1904 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ontario) in 2 games
1908 Collingwood Elementary (Cleveland) burns, kills 173 kids & 2 teachers
1908 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, New York
1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris France becomes 1st licensed female pilot
1911 International Women's Day (1st celebrated)
1913 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
1913 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1915 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1916 US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1917 Russian revolution breaks out (in Petrograd/St Petersburg)
1917 US invades Cuba for 3rd time
1920 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate UT
1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1939 Lenore Coffee & William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait" premieres
1941 1st baseball player drafted into WWII (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942 KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1943 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1943 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Arthur Vaughn
1944 US resumes bombing Berlin
1945 "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by Nazi occupiers
1945 International Women's Day is 1st observed
1945 Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York NY)
1948 Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1949 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth TX, begins broadcasting
1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb
1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
1953 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Herb McKinley sets ¼ mile record of 0 :6.8 in Melbourne, Australia
1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
1958 William Faulkner says US schools degenerated to become babysitters
1959 Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
1961 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary" premieres in New York NY
1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria
1965 1st US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown MD)
1968 Fillmore East opens
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo Italy
1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden (New York NY)in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris France
1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1977 Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
1979 5th People's Choice Awards
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1980 Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Queensland 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1983 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983 President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 David Hookes (306) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for South Australia
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60 meter indoor
1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60 meter hurdles (7.37 seconds)
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
1991 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman
1991 Harry Hamlin & Nicollette Sheridan wed
1991 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992 22nd Easter Seal Telethon
1992 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1994 20th People's Choice Awards
1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1995 -26ºF (-32.2ºC) in Bismarck ND
1995 -44ºF (-42.2ºC) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67ºN
1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes President of Greece
1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections

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Birthdates which occurred on March 09:


1454 Amerigo Vespucci explorer, This could be Vespucciland
1564 David Fabricius Essen Germany, astronomer (discovered variable star)
1568 Aloysius "Luigi" van Gonzaga Italian prince/Jesuit/saint
1697 Friederike C Neuber German actress/author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)
1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing composer
1737 Josef Myslivecek composer
1753 Jean-Baptiste Kléber French General/architect (Mainz, Fleurus)
1758 Franz Joseph Gall German/French physician (frenology)
1777 Alexander Orlowski Polish painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
1791 George Hayward US, surgeon, 1st to use ether
1810 Jean-Georges Kastner composer
1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer composer
1814 Taras Shevchenko Ukraine, national poet/painter/professor of Kiev
1824 Leland Stanford (Governor/Senator)/found Stanford University
1826 Jean Joseph Bott German violinist/composer
1839 Felix Huston Robertson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1928
1839 Modest P Mussorgsky Russian composer (Boris Godunov)
1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick composer
1850 Alexandre Luigini composer
1859 Richard Engländer [Peter Altenberg], Austria, author (Lebensabend)
1865 Margaret Murray Washington wife of Booker T/head (NACW 1896..1918)
1874 Johann Richard Ohlsson composer
1875 Martin Fallas Shaw composer
1877 Emil Abderhalden Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
1881 Enver Pasja Turkish General/politician
1881 Ernest Bevin British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs
1883 Umberto Saba writer
1885 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner baseball player
1887 Phil Mead cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
1890 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov Soviet foreign minister (UN)
1892 David Garnett England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)
1892 Frank Puglia Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)
1892 Joseph Weinheber Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
1892 Vita Sackville-West England, novelist/poet (The Land)
1893 Edgar Scauflaire Belgian muralist/decorator
1893 Hans Munch composer
19-- Bradley Lockerman Milford CT, actor (Shep-General Hospital)
19-- Finn Carter actress (As the World Turns)
19-- George Jenesky Los Angeles CA, actor (Nick-Days of Our Life)
19-- Gregory Hex rocker (Kik Tracee-Field Trip)
19-- Iris Chacón Puerto Rico, Spanish personality (Iris Chacon Show)
19-- Lauren Koslow Boston MA, actress (Margo-Bold & Beautiful)
19-- Walter Mercado Ponce PR, astrologer (Walter Mercado Show)
1900 Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)
1902 Edward Durell Stone US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
1902 Will Greer Frankfort IN, actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
1905 Félix Labisse French painter (libidoscaphes)
1905 Grigori Kozintsev Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)
1905 Peter C Quennell English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
1905 Rex Warner English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
1907 Henry Leland Clarke composer
1908 Luiz Cosme composer
1910 Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)
1910 Samuel Barber West Chester PA, composer (School for Scandal)
1911 Ramon Campbell Batista composer
1912 Alan David Melville polymath
1913 Ger[ar]da Brautigam journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)
1914 Fred Clark Lincoln CA, actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard)
1915 Pete Gray one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns)
1917 Dante B Fascell (Representative-Democrat-FL, 1955- )
1918 Marguerite Chapman Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)
1918 Mickey [Frank Morrison] Spillane Brooklyn NY, mystery writer (I the Jury)
1920 Carl Betz Pittsburgh PA, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)
1922 Herbert P Douglas Jr Pittsburgh PA, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-1948)
1923 André Courréges France, fashion designer (introduced the miniskirt)
1923 James Buckley (Senator-Republican-NY)
1924 Konstantin Iliev composer
1926 Celso Garrido Lecca composer
1926 Gerrit A Kooy Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
1926 Irene Papas Corinth Greece, actress (Moses The Lawgiver)
1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling composer
1927 Jack Jensen baseball player (American League MVP 1958)
1927 John Beckwith composer
1929 Hugh Desmond Hoyte president (Guyana, 1985-92)
1929 Marie Cardinal writer
1930 Harrie J B Aarts Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1930 Thomas Schippers Kalamazoo MI, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)
1931 Taina Elg Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in New York, Les Girls)
1932 Heere Heeresma Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)
1933 Lloyd Price Kenner LA, singer (Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Misty, Just Because, Come to Me)
1933 William Francis McBeth composer
1934 Joyce Van Patten Queens NY, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show)
1934 Yuri Gagarin Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)
1935 Joe Gallison Houston TX, actor (PT-109, Neil-Days of our Lives)
1935 Keely Smith Norfolk VA, singer (Mrs Louis Prima)
1935 Sister Bernard Ncube South African nun
1936 [Aino] Elina Salo Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)
1936 Glenda Jackson Birkenhead Cheshire England, actress (Hopscotch, Touch of Class)
1936 Marty Ingels Brooklyn NY, comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
1936 Mickey Gilley Ferriday LA, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
1937 Grahame Chevalier cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0, 5-100)
1938 Charles Siebert Kenosha WI, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John)
1940 Raul Julia San Juan Puerto Rico, actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Eyes of Laura Mars)
1941 Ger van Each sculptor
1941 Jim Colbert Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)
1942 Bert Campaneris shortstop (Oakland A's)
1942 John Cale Welsh/US bassist/violinist/singer (Velvet Underground)
1942 Mark Lindsay Eugene OR, rocker (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
1943 Bobby Fischer US, world chess champion (1972-75)
1943 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Dressel] Englewood Cliffs NJ, actress (Changeling, Movie Movie, Hearse)
1944 Geoff Arnold cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)
1944 Lee Irvine cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)
1944 Trevor Burton rocker (Move)
1945 Laura Lee [Rundless] singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)
1945 Ray Royer rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1945 Robin Trower London England, rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1946 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)
1948 Jamie Lyn Bauer Phoenix AZ, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls)
1948 Jeffrey Osborne Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1948 Jimmy Fadden Long Beach CA, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1949 Kalevi Aho composer
1950 Danny Sullivan Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1952 Iuliana Semenova USSR, basketball (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952 William Kirby Cullen Santa Ana CA, actor (How the West Was Won)
1953 Henriëtte J Toll actress (Soldier of Orange)
1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers rocker
1954 Keven Wade Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
1955 Fernando Bujones Miami FL, ballet dancer
1955 Ornella Muti Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife)
1955 Teo Fabi formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)
1957 Faith Daniels news anchor (CBS-TV)
1957 Jeff Senior Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1957 Jon Engen Oslo Norway, US biathlete (Olympics-1994)
1958 Martin Fry rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)
1959 Barbie doll (Mattel)
1959 Kato [Brian] Kaelin actor (Beach Fever)/OJ houseguest/witness
1959 Lonny Price New York NY, actor (Muppets Take Manhattan)
1960 Linda Fiorentino Philadelphia PA, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)
1960 Mike Leach Minneapolis MN, tennis star
1962 Brian Green Columbus IN, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children, Sam Fowler-Another World)
1963 Kent Ferguson Cedar Rapids IA, diver (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 Terry Mulholland Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1964 Phil Housley St Paul MN, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils, Team USA Olympics-98)
1965 Benito Santiago Ponce PR, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1965 Brian Bosworth NFL quarterback (Seattle)
1965 Juliette Binoche Paris France, actress (English Patient, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
1966 Louis Oliver NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
1967 Curt Schreiner Albany NY, biathlete (Olympics-1994)
1967 Eric Flaim Pembroke MA, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1967 Michael Kiselak CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 Bryce Burnett NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
1969 George Nimako CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)
1970 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy US soldier (Iraqi POW)
1971 Bev Oden Millington TN, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1971 Emmanuel Lewis Brooklyn NY, actor (Webster)
1971 Jiro Nihei hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
1971 Lou Benfatti NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets)
1971 Sean Holcomb NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
1972 Marcia M Griffith Washington DC, Miss Maryland-America (1995)
1972 Sara Nicole Williams Miss Washington-USA (1997)
1973 David Prinosil Olmutz Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
1973 Josh LaRocca WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1973 Troy Bailey WLAF defensive end (Scotland Claymores)
1974 Mark Harrity cricketer (promising South Australia left-arm fast bowler)
1975 Adonal Foyle NBA center (San Francisco Warriors)
1975 Roy Makaay Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1977 Radek Dvorak Tabor Czechoslovakia, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

Deaths which occurred on March 09:

1566 David Riccio Italian singer/secretary of Mary Stuart, murdered
1620 Aegidius Albertinus German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
1661 Jules Cardinal Mazarin chief minister of France, dies
1688 Claude Mellan French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
1693 Antonio Caraffa Italian General (Eperieser Bloedgericht), dies at 46?
1706 Johann Pachelbel German organist/composer, dies at 52
1747 Jacob Campo Weyerman South Netherlands adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69
1800 Dominique Della-Maria composer, dies at 30
1819 Janos Fusz composer, dies at 41
1824 Jacobus J Cramer priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79
1827 Franz Xaver Gerl composer, dies at 62
1831 Friedrich M Klinger German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
1870 Theodore Labarre composer, dies at 65
1877 Mark Prager Lindo English/Dutch author (Netherlands Spectator), dies at 58
1895 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
1913 Eberhard Nestle German biblical scholar, dies at 61
1916 Ken Hutchings cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies
1918 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind German writer/press secretary, dies at 53
1931 Ida B Wells-Barnett famous black, dies in Chicago at 78
1938 Sydney Baynes composer, dies at 59
1941 Carlos Pedrell composer, dies at 62
1943 Oskar Hêks Czechoslovakian marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
1947 Stanley Jackson cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies
1955 Matthew A Henson met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88
1962 Dr Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer dies at 59
1962 Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
1964 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
1964 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Prussian General/politician, dies at 93
1965 Anthon van der Horst Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
1965 Kazys Boruta writer, dies
1969 Riad chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
1969 Richard Crane actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
1971 Jean-Pierre Guezek composer, dies at 36
1974 Earl W Sutherland Jr US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
1975 Joseph Dunninger New York NY, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
1975 Shirley Ross actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
1979 Barbara Mullen actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
1980 Olga Chekova actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
1981 Max Delbrück German/US biologist (Nobel 1969), dies at 74
1982 Alan Badel actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
1982 Rex Marshall TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
1982 Richard A Butler England, minister of Finance, dies at 79
1983 Faye Emerson actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
1985 Edward Andrews actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain), dies at 70
1986 Ned Calmer TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
1988 Kurt Georg Kiesinger West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
1989 Robert Mapplethorpe US photographer, dies at 42
1992 Felipe Turich actor (Lawless), dies
1992 Jack McEdward assistant director (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
1992 James Brooks US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85
1992 Menachim Begin Israeli prime minister (1977-1983, Nobel 1979), dies at 79
1993 Ad van Gessel Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
1993 Bob Crosby swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
1994 Charles Bukowski author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
1994 Fernando Rey Spanish actor (French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
1994 John Harrison South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
1994 Lawrence E Spivak journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
1994 Louis Freeman band leader, dies at 100
1994 Maurice "Moe" Purtill jazz drummer, dies at 77
1995 Ian Ballantine publisher, dies of heart attack at 79
1995 Ruud van den Hende Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
1996 Alan Hugh Iliffe psychologist, dies at 77
1996 Elman Ali Ahmed peace campaigner, dies at 42
1996 Peter Mansfield writer, dies at 67
1997 Notorius B I G [Biggie Small Chris Walkin], rapper, shot dead at 24
1997 Terry Nation writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66

On this day...Events

1452 Pope Nicolaas I crowns Frederik III Roman Catholic-German emperor
1496 Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria
1497 Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation,
1500 Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
1522 Marten Luther preaches his Invocavit
1551 Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
1562 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
1617 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
1640 Pierre Corneilles "Horace" premieres in Paris France
1642 English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis Netherlands
1697 Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
1701 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
1721 English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
1745 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
1791 George Hayward, Us, surgeon, 1st to use ether
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
1798 Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
1820 James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House
1820 Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
1822 Charles M Graham of New York patents artificial teeth
1839 Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours
1841 US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
1842 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
1844 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
1849 Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" premieres
1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
1860 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington DC
1861 Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
1862 "Monitor" (Union) & "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
1868 The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris France
1873 Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
1889 Battle at Gallabat (Metema); Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV
1889 Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
1893 Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
1895 Stanley Cup: Montréal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ontario) loses to Montréal AAA, 5-1
1897 Cleveland Spiders sign Louis Sockalexis, full-blooded Penobscot
1897 Indian fans start calling the team Indians (in 1915 becomes official)
1897 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
1907 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
1907 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
1914 Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co
1914 US Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1916 General Fransisco "Pancho" Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus NM (17 killed)
1916 Germany declares war against Portugal
1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
1918 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
1918 Wageningen Agricultural College Netherlands opens
1922 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape" premieres in New York NY
1922 KJR-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1923 Amsterdam taxi strike ended
1923 Elmer Rice's "Adding Machine" premieres in New York NY
1923 NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
1924 Italy annexes Fiume
1924 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
1926 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
1929 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris France
1932 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland
1932 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
1933 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
1933 Congress is called into special session by FDR, & began its "100 days"
1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway began
1943 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
1943 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
1945 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb
1945 Japanese proclaim the "independence" of Indo-China
1946 Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang
1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican League, he refuses
1947 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1947 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button
1948 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
1949 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1949 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
1950 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in New York NY
1952 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
1953 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
1954 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York NY (Castro Decorators)
1954 Edward R Murrow criticizes Senator Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
1954 WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles
1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
1957 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1958 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season
1959 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
1959 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
1959 Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold
1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
1961 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
1961 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
1961 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
1962 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
1962 US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
1964 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Oklahoma
1964 Supreme Court issues New York Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages
1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black Governor of Federal Reserve Board
1967 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
1968 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sergeant Pepper win
1971 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 West Indies vs India at Port-of-Spain
1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
1974 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
1975 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
1976 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
1976 Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
1977 Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche
1977 Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington DC, siege ended March 11th
1978 World Ice Dance Championship in Ottawa Canada won by Natalia Linichuk & Gennadi Karponosov (USSR)
1978 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Irina Rodnina & Alexandr Zaitsev (USSR)
1978 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (German Democratic Republic)
1978 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
1979 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament
1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
1983 Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London
1983 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
1984 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
1984 John Lennon's "Borrowed Time" is released
1984 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
1986 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
1986 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
1987 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
1988 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60 meter hurdles indoor (7.36 seconds)
1989 Senate rejects Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
1991 5th American Comedy Awards: Dennis Wolfberg
1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit MI) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
1991 US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
1993 19th People's Choice Awards
1993 7th Soul Train Music Awards
1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
1993 Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
1994 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1995 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
1995 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
1996 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's WC QF loss to India
1996 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) vs England in WC QF
1996 STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands
1997 Senior Golf Slam
1997 Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open

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Birthdates which occurred on March 10:


1452 Ferdinand II the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
1503 Ferdinand I German emperor (1558-64)
1538 Thomas Howard Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
1628 Constantine Huygens Jr Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
1656 Adolf H van Rechteren Dutch diplomat/politician
1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi composer
1713 Christian Friedrich Schale composer
1713 Raphael Weiss composer
1748 John Playfair Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser composer
1771 Georg F Creuzer German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
1772 Friedrich von Schlegel Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
1776 Luise queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
1780 Juan Jose Landaeta composer
1787 William Etty English painter (nudes)
1788 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff German poet (Das Marmorbild)
1809 William David Porter Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864
1810 John McCloskey US, president of St John's College (Fordham University)
1812 Victor Tesch Belgian lawyer/minister of Justice
1818 George Wythe Randolph Secretary of War (Confederacy), died in 1867
1822 Willem Roelofs Dutch painter/lithographer
1824 Major General Thomas J Churchill Confederate Army/Fought at Wilson's Creek, Red River
1832 William Henry Penrose Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1833 Pedro Antonio de Alarcón Spain, writer (Three-Cornered Hat)
1839 Dudley Buck Hartford CT, organist/church composer
1842 Ina Donna Coolbrith US, poet laureate of California
1844 Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez composer (Spanish Dancing)
1845 Alexander III [Romanov] Russian tsar (1881-94)
1850 Mary Mills Patrick US, 1st president of Istanbul Women's College
1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
1867 Lillian D Wald US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
1870 Alfred Kastner composer
1872 Felix Borowski composer
1873 Jakob Wassermann Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser composer
1877 David Mendes Chumaceiro Curaçao, poet (Crisálidas)
1878 Karel van de Woestijne Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
1880 Michael Jacobs New York NY, boxing promoter
1884 Stuart Holmes Chicago IL, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1888 Barry Fitzgerald Dublin Ireland, actor (Academy Award-Going My Way)
1888 Krsto Odak composer
1891 Jacob van Gelderen economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
1891 Sam Jaffe New York NY, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey)
1892 Arthur Oscar Honnegger Le Havre France, composer (King David)
1892 Eva Turner British soprano
1896 Harry Krimer actor (Napoleon)
1896 Nancy Cunard writer
1898 Cy Kendall St Louis MO, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
1899 Finn Hoffding composer
19-- Ariane Munker actress (Ryan's Hope, Guiding Light, Doctors)
19-- Kari Kane rocker (Pretty Boy Floyd-Rock & Roll)
19-- Lissette Lima Peru, Spanish singer (Caricatura)
19-- Lupita D'Alessio Mexico, Spanish singer (Soy Autentica... Y Punto)
1900 Sherman Billingsley Enid OK, talk show host (Stork Club)
1903 Bix Beiderbecke jazz cornet player (In a Mist)
1905 Rene Bernier composer
1907 Robert de Roos composer
1908 Carl Albert US speaker of house (1971-77)
1908 Kristian Palusalu Finland, heavyweight wrestler (Olympics-gold-1936)
1909 Gerard Croiset Dutch clairvoyant
1911 Warner Anderson Brooklyn NY, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place)
1914 Chandler Harper golfer (1950 PGA champion)
1916 James Herriot Scotland, writer (All Creatures Great & Small)
1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill record producer
1918 Heywood Hale Broun journalist
1920 Jethro Burns country singer (Homer & Jethro)
1923 [Kenneth C] "Jethro" Burns Conasauga TN, mandolinist/country singer (Homer & Jethro)
1921 Cec Linder Galica Poland, actor (Goldfinger)
1921 Paul Coates New York NY, columnist (Tonight! America After Dark)
1922 Adam Kennedy Lafayette IN, actor (Dion-Californian)
1922 Pamela Mason London, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters)
1923 Ara Parseghian football coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame)
1925 Ed van der Elsken movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
1925 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp Dutch politician (D66)
1926 Marques Haynes NBA hall of famer (Harlem Globetrotters)
1927 Claude Laydu actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
1927 Donn Trenner New Haven CT, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife)
1927 Paul Wunderlich German lithographer/painter/sculptor
1928 Arthur Milton cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
1928 James Earl Ray assassin (Martin Luther King Jr)
1930 Raymond Rasberry pianist/singer
1930 Sandor Iharos athlete
1932 Anatoliy Roschin USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympics-gold-1972)
1933 Bernadetta Matuszczak composer
1934 Judith Jamison artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
1935 Gary Owens announcer (Laugh-in)
1936 Juda Bar-Norwegian Israeli/Dutch mime/actor (King)
1937 Oscar Abrams community organizer
1937 Tamara Press USSR, shot putter (Olympics-gold-1960, 64)
1938 Ijaz Butt cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
1938 Marina Vlady Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
1938 Ron Mix NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
1939 Irina Press USSR, 80 meter hurdles/Pentathlete (Olympics-gold-1960, 64)
1940 Chuck [Carlos Ray] Norris Ryan OK, martial arts actor (Walker Texas Ranger, Missing in Action)
1940 David Rabe Dubuque IA, playwright (Streamers)
1940 Dean Torrence Los Angeles CA, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady from Pasadena)
1940 Francis Schwartz composer
1940 Wayne Dyer psychologist (Universe Within You)
1941 Daniel Kirkland Lentz composer
1941 Piotr Warzecha composer
1941 Sandra Palmer Fort Worth TX, LPGA golfer (1986 Mayflower Classic)
1943 Alfred Whitford Lerdahl composer
1943 Angelique Pettyjohn Los Angeles CA, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek)
1943 Stephen Montague composer
1945 Katharine Houghton Hartford, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)
1946 Gaylord Birch drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
1947 Avril "Kim" Campbell Canada's 1st female Prime Minister/19th Prime Minister (June 25, 1993-November 4, 1993)
1947 Laurie Langenbach Dutch author
1947 Tom Scholz rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1948 Austin Carr NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1948 Eddie Grundy rocker
1950 Ted McKenna rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1952 Oupa J Gqozo South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
1953 Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg actress (Havinck)
1955 Bunny DeBarge Grand Rapids MI, rocker (Debarge)
1955 Juliusz Machulski Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
1956 Janet Anderson West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
1957 Adolfo Horta Camaguey Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1980)
1957 Shannon Lee Tweed St Johns Newfoundland, playmate (November 1981) actress (Meatballs 3)
1958 Sharon Stone Meadville PA, actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)
1960 Linda Jezek California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
1961 Jesse Sapolu NFL guard (San Francisco 49ers)
1961 Laurel B Clark Ames IA, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut
1961 Mitch Gaylord Van Nuys CA, gymnast (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
1962 Andre Waters NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1962 Gary Clark rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
1963 Jasmine Guy Boston MA, actress (Whitley-Different World)
1963 John Cangelosi Brooklyn NY, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1964 Cynthia Brimhall Ogden UT, playmate (October 1985)
1964 Greg Campbell cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
1964 Neneh Cherry Stockholm Sweden, Swedish pop singer (Buffalo Stance)
1964 Prince Edward Anthony Richard Louis of Britain
1965 Paul Masotti CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
1965 Rod Woodson NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers)
1966 Edie Brickell Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
1966 Michael Timlin Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1966 Stephen Mailer New York NY, actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love)
1967 Derrick Graham guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1969 Jay Hillmann WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1969 Ricky Seagall rocker (Partridge Family)
1969 Stephen Leaney Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)
1970 Antonio Edwards NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1971 Frank Habermann WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 Morris Unutoa corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 Shad Williams Fresno CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1972 Jack Kellogg WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 Eva Herzigova Litvinov Czechoslovakia, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra)
1975 Stefan Bergkvist Leksand Sweden, NHL defenseman (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1976 Barbara Schett Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
1977 Shannon Miller Rolla MO, gymnast (Olympics-2 gold/2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96)

Deaths which occurred on March 10:

0037 Tiberius Claudius Nero Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78
0483 Simplicius Italian Pope (468-83), dies
1546 Thomas Elyot English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
1585 Rembert Dodoens [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
1592 Michiel Coxcie Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
1597 Petrus Forestus Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
1700 Diogo Diaz Melgaz composer, dies at 61
1701 Johann Schelle composer, dies at 52
1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt composer, dies at 48
1735 Dirk T van Cloon Dutch lawyer/Governor-General of E Indies, dies at about 46
1792 John Stuart 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi writer, dies
1826 Johan VI M L J King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
1832 Muzio Clementi Italian composer, dies at 79
1861 Josepf François Snel composer, dies at 67
1864 Maximilian II Jozef King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
1865 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting Confederate General-Major, dies at 48
1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini composer, dies at 87
1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles composer, dies at 75
1872 Giuseppe Mazzini Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
1875 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul composer, dies at 84
1888 Ciro Pinsuti Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
1892 Otto van Raised Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
1897 Teodulo Mabellini composer, dies at 79
1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann composer, dies at 94
1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell composer, dies at 38
1906 Eugen Richter German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
1910 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke composer, dies at 85
1910 Karl Lueger Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
1913 Harriet Tubman abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in New York
1922 Arthur Hervey composer, dies at 67
1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl composer, dies at 73
1935 Barend Barendse actor/director (Broken Lives), dies at 82
1940 Louis de Vries Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
1943 Tully Marshall actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
1944 David Vogel Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
1948 Jan Masaryk Czechoslovakian Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
1953 Charles Gordon Curtis inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
1966 Frederik "Frits" Zernike Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
1966 Mari Sandoz US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
1968 Helen Walker actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47
1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels composer, dies at 92
1973 Sir Richard Sharples Governor of Bermuda, is assassinated
1974 June Harrison actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
1974 Quinto Maganini composer, dies at 76
1975 Leopold Samuel composer, dies at 91
1977 E Power Biggs English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
1977 Pieter Jan Bouman Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
1977 Willem Schermerhorn Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
1980 Doctor Tarnoff Jean Harris kills Scarsdale diet doctor
1980 Herman Tarnower doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
1984 June Marlowe actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
1985 Konstantin Chernenko party leader/President of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
1986 Ray Milland actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81
1988 Andy Gibb singer, dies in Oxford England of an inflammatory heart virus at 30
1988 Glenn Cunningham US world record miler, dies at 78
1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth composer, dies at 79
1990 Michael Stewart UK Secretary of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
1992 Roy Holmer Wallack dies of pneumonia at 64
1993 C Northcote Parkinson English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
1993 David Gunn abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt journalist/policeman, dies at 92
1994 Charles Bukowski German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
1994 Robert Shea author, dies of cancer
1995 Alexander Hyatt-King Mozart scholar, dies at 84
1995 Carel Birnie ballet producer, dies at 69
1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen Dutch musician, dies at 79
1995 Richard Baerlein racing writer, dies at 84
1996 Lucius E Burch Jr US civil rights leader, dies at 84
1996 Ross Hunter US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75

On this day...March 10 Events

0241 -BC- Battle of Aegusa: Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthagean ships
0418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
0483 St Simplicius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1526 Emperor Charles V marries princess Isabella of Portugal
1535 Bishop Tomás de Berlanga discovers Galápagos Islands
1578 Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
1624 England declares war on Spain
1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
1789 Franklin College founded (1787?)
1791 John Stone, Concord MA, patents a pile driver
1791 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution's treatment of the clergy
1847 1st money minted in Hawaii
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US President to do so
1862 Great Britain & France recognizes independence of Zanzibar
1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
1864 Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 Red River campaign Louisiana
1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, North Carolina
1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student
1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
1880 General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1880 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
1888 1st performance of César Franck's "Psyche"
1888 Heavyweight Boxing champion John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
1893 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony, its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18
1896 The Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
1900 Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montréal AAA in 2 games
1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
1906 London Underground opens Bakeroo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)
1909 Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
1910 China ends slavery
1910 Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing
1913 Stanley Cup: Québec Bulldogs sweep Sydney Miners in 2 games
1913 William Knox, becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
1914 Suffragettes in London damages painter Rokeby's Venus of Velasquez
1915 British expedition Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
1920 NHL's Québec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1922 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
1926 Run on Belgian banks
1927 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes
1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
1931 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach CA
1933 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1934 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Suzanne Davis
1934 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Roger Turner
1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, New York NY, I Pagliacci
1941 Larry MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
1945 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
1945 Japan declares Vietnam Independence
1945 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing
1945 US troops lands on Mindanao
1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB California
1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances
1951 FBI director J Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
1952 Military coup by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in New York NY
1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
1962 Due to it's no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater FL
1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his two 1st at bats in spring training
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1965 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
1966 Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg
1966 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed)
1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"
1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1972 1st black US political convention opens (Gary IN)
1972 General Lon Nol becomes President & prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
1973 Morocco adopts constitution
1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 vs England Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
1975 "Rocky Horror Picture Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occultation of SAO
1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forecaster on the Today Show
1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
1982 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
1985 World Ice Dance Championship in Tokyo won by Natalia Bestemianova & Andrei Bukin (USSR)
1985 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Elena Valova & Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)
1985 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (German Democratic Republic)
1985 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (USSR)
1986 Ernie Lombardi, National League MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer
1988 Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort "Klosters" nearly kills Prince Charles
1988 New York Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
1990 4th American Comedy Awards: When Harry Met Sally
1990 Lieutenant General Avril resigns as President of Haiti
1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 World Ice Dance Championship in Halifax won by Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko (USSR)
1990 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)
1990 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
1990 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1991 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 meter indoor (22.24 seconds)
1991 Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schönlebe walk 4x400 meter indoor world record (3 :3.05)
1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole & Color Me Badd win
1992 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400 meter (3 :7.22)
1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
1995 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
1996 22nd People's Choice Awards: Apollo 13, Tom Hanks win
1996 NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
1998 4th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

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Birthdates which occurred on March 11:


1544 Torquato Tasso Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
1549 Hendrik L Spieghel Dutch merchant/Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)
1596 Isaac Elsevier book publisher
1654 Heinrich Georg Neuss composer
1683 Giovanni Veneziano composer
1726 Madame Louise-Florence d'Épinay France, writer (Woman, Man & 2 Kingdoms)/salon hostess
1731 Robert Treat Paine judge, signer of Declaration of Independence
1754 Juan Meléndez Valdés Spanish lawyer/poet
1781 Anthony Philip Heinrich composer
1793 Jan F Willems Flemish writer/philologist
1811 Marsena Rudolph Patrick Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1811 Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier co-discovered Neptune
1812 James Speed Attorney General (Union), died in 1887
1812 Pieter Blussé van Oud-Alblas Dutch liberal minister of Finance
1812 William Vincent Wallace composer
1818 John Wilkins Whitfield Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1819 Henry Tate English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
1819 Marius Petipa French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1822 Allison Nelson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1827 Septimus Winner composer
1832 Franz Melde German physicist (Melde test)
1832 William Ruffin Cox Brigadier General (Confederate Army-2nd North Carolina Infantry), died in 1919
1840 Edmund Kirby Jr Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1846 António C G Crespo Brazilian/Portuguese poet
1860 Thomas Hastings New York NY, architect (New York Public Library)
1863 Andrew Stoddart cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
1863 Wobbe de Vries Dutch linguist
1872 Abraham van Stolk Jzn lumber merchant/art collector
1876 Carl Ruggles Marion MA, composer (Evocations)
1876 David Wijnkoop Dutch revolutionary socialist
1879 Justus Hermann Wetzel composer
1879 Niels Bjerrum Danish chemist (ph tests)
1884 Jan Lemaire Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
1885 Malcolm Campbell 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/minutes (8 km/minute)
1890 Vannevar Bush developed 1st electronic analogue computer
1892 Raoul Walsh New York NY, director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry)
1892 Wladyslaw Anders Polish General (WWI, WWII)
1897 Henry Dixon Cowell Menlo Park CA, composer (New Musical Resources)
1898 Dorothy Gish Massillon OH, stage & silent film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
1899 Frederick IX king of Denmark (1947-72)
19-- Nancy Sloan actress (Katie-Bold & Beautiful)
1902 Josef Martin Bauer writer
1903 Dorothy Schiff publisher (New York Post)
1903 George Dickinson cricketer (bowled for New Zealand in their 1st 3 Tests)
1904 Cornelis Jan Bakker Dutch/US nuclear physicist
1904 Maurits Wertheim Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
1906 Aasan Ferit Alnar composer
1907 Eleni Gatzoyiannis heroine (saved her kids)
1907 Helmuth J von Moltke German politician (July 20th plot)
1907 Jessie Matthews London England, actress (Gangway, First a Girl)
1907 Margaret Herbison British minister (Lab)
1908 Lawrence Welk Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1909 Ljubica Maric composer
1910 Robert H G Havemann German chemist
1911 Alan Gifford Boston MA, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope)
1911 Fitzroy Maclean British diplomat soldier politician/historian
1912 Robert Clifford Latham Pepys Scholar
1912 Xavier Montsalvatge Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
1913 John Jacob Weinzweig Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)
1913 Thomas Gray professor/anaesthetist
1914 Ralph Ellison writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Act)
1915 Karl Krolow writer
1915 Vijay Hazare cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
1916 Sir [James] Harold Wilson (L) British Prime Minister (1964-70, 1974-76)
1917 GE Göran Schildt Finnish art historian/writer (Solbåten)
1918 Al Eben Philadelphia PA, actor (Doc Bergman-Hawaii Five-0)
1919 Mercer Ellington son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1920 D J Enright England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
1920 Henry Marking CEO (British Airways)
1920 Kenneth Dover chancellor (St Andrews University)
1921 Astor Piazzolla Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
1921 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
1922 Abdul Razak bin Hussain premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
1922 Thom Kelling Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
1922 Vinnette Carroll New York NY, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers)
1923 A Louise Brough Clapp Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champion)
1923 A X Gwerder writer
1923 Ad[rianus C] de Besten Dutch literary (River Basin)
1923 Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
1923 Terence Alexander London England, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes)
1925 James Miskin QC/recorder of London
1926 Adrienne Keith Cohen travel editor
1926 Ilhan Mimaroglu composer
1926 Patricia Tindaole England, architect
1926 Ralph Abernathy civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
1927 Alan Betts emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
1927 Raymond Jackson [Jaki], British cartoonist
1927 Robert Mosbacher US politician
1927 Ron Todd British trade unionist
1928 Albert Salmi Brooklyn NY, actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue)
1928 Peter Roger Hunt London England, director (Dr No)
1929 Erskine Childers unofficial/civil servant
1929 Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal composer
1929 Jackie McGlew cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
1930 David Gentleman designer/painter
1931 Peter Walters CEO (Midland Bank)
1931 Rupert Murdoch Australia, publisher (New York Post), CEO FOX-TV Network
1932 Nigel Lawson British government official (The Power Game)
1932 Valerie French London England, actress (Jubal, The Hard Man)
1933 Terry J Hatter Jr US judge in California
1934 George Stamatoyannopoulos Greece, medical genetics researcher
1934 Joep [Joseph Willem Frederik] Straesser composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
1934 Keith Speed British MP
1934 Sam Donaldson El Paso TX, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
1934 Sydney Burke cricketer (South African quick, 11 wickets on Test debut vs New Zealand 1961)
1936 Antonin Scalia Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )
1937 John Ward New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
1938 Malcolm Keith Speed British high court judge
1942 Peter Eyre actor (Hedda)
1944 Ric Rothwell drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1945 Harvey Mandel rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
1945 Mark Stein vocalist/organist (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)
1945 Timothy Mason consultant (British Arts Council)
1945 Tricia O'Neil Shreveport LA, actress (Piranha Part II)
1946 Brigitte Fossey Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
1947 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne] Paris France, actress (1900, First Love, Inheritance, Beyond Good & Evil)
1947 Geoffrey Hunt Australia, world-champion squash player
1947 Mark Stein Bayonne NJ, rocker (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)
1948 George Kooymans The Hague Netherlands, guitarist/singer (Golden Earring-Radar Love, Twilight Zone)
1949 Richard de Bois Dutch drummer/producer
1950 Bobby McFerrin singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-1989 Grammy)
1950 Jerry Zucker Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)
1952 Douglas Adams Cambridge England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
1952 Susan Richardson Coatesville PA, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
1955 [Kater]Nina Hagen East Berlin German Democratic Republic, actress (Blue Angel)
1956 Curtis L Brown Jr Elizabethtown NC, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, 95)
1961 Bruce Watson Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
1961 Mike Percy rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1962 Peter Berg actor (Chicago Hope)
1964 Raimo Helminen Tampere Finland, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics-bronze-98)
1965 Eric Jelen West Germany, tennis star
1966 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov Russian cosmonaut
1966 Ralph Tamm NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs)
1966 Steve Reed Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Andrew Zesers cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
1967 Bill Houlder Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1968 John Barrowman actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West)
1969 Dan Lacroix Montréal, NHL left wing (New York Rangers)
1969 John Fina NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Brett Liddle Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
1970 Evgeniy Koreshkov hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1971 Bob Kronenberg WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1971 Jiri Vykoukai Olomouc Czechoslovakia, hockey player (Team Czechoslovakia Republic, Olympics-gold-98)
1971 Marta Lovera Parquet Miss Paraguay-Universe (1996)
1971 Martin Rucinsky Most Czechoslovakia, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympics-Gold-1998)
1972 Carl Greenwood NFL cornerback (New York Jets)
1972 Chris Shelling WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1972 Jamal Duff NFL defensive end (New York Giants, Washington Redskins)
1973 Kennedy Otieno Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 vs Australia 1996 World Cup)
1973 Mike Mihelic CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 Sammie Brennan CFL defensive back (British Columbia Lions)
1973 Tony Veland NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1974 Billy Granville linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 David Cameron Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 Kevin Donovan Des Plaines IL, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
1975 Cedric Henderson NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1975 Shawn Springs cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1982 Hasan Raza cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)

Deaths which occurred on March 11:

0222 Varius A Bassianus Syrian emperor of Rome (218-22), murdered at 18?
0638 Sophronius of Jerusalem saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
1486 Albrecht III Achilles elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71
1715 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus Flemish painter, dies at 80
1772 George Reuter composer, dies at 63
1786 Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28
1787 Maximilian JLP Gardel French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
1807 Anton Eberl composer, dies at 41
1820 Benjamin West British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
1826 Gervais-François Couperin composer, dies at 66
1833 Fridolin Weber composer, dies at 71
1845 John Chapman [Johnny Appleseed] dies in Allen County Indiana
1857 Manuel José Quintana Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
1874 Charles Sumner a white civil rights leader, dies at 63
1894 John Selby cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
1897 Berthold Tours composer, dies at 58
1897 Henry Drummond Scottish geologist/evangelist, dies at 45
1900 Edmund Peate cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
1907 Nikola Petkow premier (Bulgaria), murdered
1908 Peter Milne composer, dies at 83
1919 Harald Fryklof composer, dies at 36
1921 Sherburne W Burnham US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
1925 Andreas Hallen composer, dies at 78
1926 John Henry Anderson cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
1937 Paul Scheinpflug composer, dies at 61
1941 Walford Davies British organist/composer, dies at 71
1944 Hendrik W van Loon Netherlands/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62
1947 Victor Hely-Hutchinson composer, dies at 45
1949 Henri-Honoré Giraud French General/MP, dies at 70
1949 Juan Lamonte de Grignon composer, dies at 76
1950 Florence Arliss actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
1951 Philippe of Isacker Belgian minister, dies at 66
1955 Alexander Fleming English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73
1956 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko Russian opera composer, dies at 83
1957 Richard E Byrd US, explorer (Antarctica), dies at 68
1959 Haydn Wood composer, dies at 76
1960 Roy Chapman Andrews US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
1962 Will Vesper German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
1963 Mahomed Nissar cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wickets), dies
1965 James Reeb US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
1967 Geraldine Farrar soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
1969 John Wyndham [Parkes Lucas B Harris] author (Day of the Triffids, Chrysalids), dies at 65
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80
1971 Philo T Farnsworth US TV pioneer, dies at 64
1971 Roy Glenn dies in Los Angeles at 56
1971 Whitney M Young Jr leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
1972 Fredric [William] Brown sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
1973 Manuel Rojas Sepúlveda writer
1975 Philip Bezanson composer, dies at 59
1975 Sammy Spear orchestra leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65
1975 Walter Kinsella actor (Happy-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
1979 Victor Kilian actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
1982 Edmund Cooper British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
1984 Nakagawa Soen Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
1987 [Wayne] Woody Hayes football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74
1988 Pham Hung premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
1989 Johan Fleerackers Flemish linguist, dies at 57
1992 David Carroll actor (Grand Hotel), dies of pulmonary embolism at 41
1992 Heinz Kühn Prime Minister (Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany), dies at 80
1992 Manuel De Dios Unanue US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
1992 Richard Brooks director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
1993 Dino Bravo wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
1993 Edgar Nelson Barclift dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
1993 Manuel da Fonseca Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
1994 Jacques Doucet French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
1995 Carel Birnie found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
1995 Ernest Kabushemeye Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
1995 Frank Fidler artist, dies at 84
1996 Barry Appleby cartoonist, dies at 86
1996 Charles William Oatley electrical engineer, dies at 92
1996 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson public servant, dies at 70
1996 John Henry Pyle Pafford librarian, dies at 96
1996 Vince Edwards actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67

On this day...March 11 Events

0417 Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
0537 Goths lay siege to Rome
0843 Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople
1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1502 Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1513 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 League of High Nobles' second protest against King Philip II
1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille
1649 Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
1665 New York approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1669 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
1702 1st English daily newspaper, "Daily Courant", is published
1779 US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1789 Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
1791 Samuel Mulliken, Philadelphia PA, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
1794 Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
1795 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1812 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1823 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord VT
1824 US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1850 Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (1st female medical school)
1851 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice
1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1862 General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia
1862 Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1864 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1865 General Sherman's Union forces occupy Fayetteville NC
1867 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris France
1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
1888 Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeast US
1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield MA)
1895 Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
1910 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-minute periods, formerly played in 30-minute halfs, Québec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montréal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
1917 British troops occupy Baghdad
1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 Save the Redwoods League founded
1919 General strike in Germany, crushed
1922 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
1924 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
1924 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
1924 NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
1926 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
1927 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1927 1st golden gloves tournament
1927 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (New York NY)
1928 Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1930 President & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1934 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
1935 Bank of Canada opens
1935 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria
1938 German troops enter Austria
1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minnesota, to become wrestling champion
1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1942 1st deportation train leaves Paris France for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
1942 General MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1942 Japanese troop land on North-Sumatra
1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1945 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
1945 Flemish Nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
1948 Reginald Weir became the 1st black to play in the US Tennis Open
1948 WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1953 An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
1954 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 Starting this season, American League batters are required to wear batting helmets
1959 "Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
1967 Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)
1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet
1968 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1972 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1975 Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC
1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 University of San Francisco-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust North Carolina
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game
1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw
1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1982 Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
1982 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC
1983 World Ice Dance Championship in Helsinki Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
1983 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova & Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)
1983 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1986 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 12th People's Choice Awards
1986 187.27 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 millionkm
1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1988 £ note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by £ coin
1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1990 16th People's Choice Awards
1990 Lithuania declares it's Independence
1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1991 Janet Jackson signs $40M three album deal with Virgin records
1991 John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
1994 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
1995 -36.8ºF (-38.2ºC) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67ºN
1995 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament
1995 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
1995 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03 meter
1996 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing New Zealand side vs Australia, World Cup
1996 Mark Waugh scores 110 vs New Zealand for his third century of the World Cup
1997 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1997 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
1997 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch

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Birthdates which occurred on March 12:


1336 Eduard Duke of Gelre (1361-71) husband of Catharina of Bayern
1479 Giuliano de' Medici monarch of Florence
1515 Caspar Othmayr composer
1685 George Berkeley Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne
1710 Thomas Augustine Arne English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)
1755 Georges Couthon French politician
1758 Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum Dutch General/politician [or March 22]
1768 Carolus Antonius Fodor composer
1788 Pierre J David [David d'Angers], French sculptor
1793 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert composer
1800 Louis-Prosper Gachard Belgian historian
1806 Jane Means Appleton Pierce 1st lady-Franklin Pierce (1853-57)
1808 Gerrit van der Linde Jz "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
1816 David Stuart Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1818 John Lorimar Worden Captain (Union Navy), died in 1897
1821 Luitpold von Bayern Prince-regent of Bayern
1821 Sir John Abbott Québec Canada, (C) 3rd Canadian Prime Minister (1891-92)
1823 William Flank Perry Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1824 Gustav R Kirchoff Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
1826 Robert Lowry composer
1827 John Robert Jones Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1827 William Richard Terry Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1830 William Felix Brantley Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1831 Clement Studebaker automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
1832 Charles Boycott Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
1835 Simon Newcomb US, scientist/mathematician/astronomer
1837 Felix Alexandre Guilmant composer
1838 William Perkin inventor (1st artificial dye)
1848 Cyrill Kistler composer
1855 John White composer
1859 Josef Cyril Sychra composer
1860 Salvatore Di Giacomo composer
1862 Jane Delano US, nurse/teacher/founder (Red Cross)
1863 Adolf A Wolfschoon Curaçao, poet
1863 Gabriele D'Annunzio Italy, writer/military hero (The Intruder)
1874 Edmund Eysler Austrian composer
1875 Julio Garreta composer
1877 Wilhelm Frick German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
1878 Gemma Galgani Italian saint
1878 Joseph Gustav Mraczek composer
1880 House Peters Bristol England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
1881 Daniel Webster Hoan Wisconsin (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
1881 Kemal Atatürk 1st President of Republic of Turkey
1881 Väinö A Tanner premier of Finland (1926-27)
1883 Judge Jackson composer
1885 Raphaël Verwilghen Flemish architect/urban developer
1888 Hall Johnson composer
1889 Philip Guedalla historian
1890 A Evert Taube Swedish writer/troubadour
1890 Vaslav Nijinsky Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka)
1891 Michael Polany Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
1896 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller San Francisco Blues Great
1898 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
1900 David Croll QC senator
1900 Zoltan Vasarhelyi composer
1904 Ken James cricket wicketkeeper (New Zealand's 1st Test, later Northants)
1907 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison politician
1908 David Saul Marshall diplomat lawyer/politician
1908 Inez Courtney New York NY, actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven)
1910 Roger L Stevens producer (Giant)
1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento Orange NJ, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront)
1910 Wilhelmus L Reijers sculptor
1911 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz President of Mexico
1912 James McKay lord provost of Edinburgh
1912 Kylie Tennant novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
1912 Paul Weston Springfield MA, orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour)
1913 Harold Butler cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
1914 Jan Kapr composer
1915 Alberto Burri Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
1917 Googie Withers Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)
1917 Tom Normanton British MP
1918 James Bracken race horse trainer
1921 Giovanni Agnelli CEO (Fiat Automakers)
1921 Gordon MacRae East Orange NJ, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel)
1921 Max de Metz Dutch publisher/translator
1921 Ralph Shapey Philadelphia PA, composer (Fantasy, Rituals)
1922 Helen Parrish Columbus GA, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business)
1922 Jack Kerouac Beat writer (Dharma Bums, On the Road, Mexico Blues)
1922 Lane Kirkland union president (AFL-CIO)
1922 Thomas Hugh Eastwood composer
1923 Hjalmar Andersen Norway, speed skater-1500/5K/10K (Olympics-gold-1952)
1923 Norbert Brainin violinist
1923 Walter M Schirra Jr Hackensack NJ, Captain USN/astronaut (Mercury 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7)
1925 Georges Delerue composer
1925 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy)
1925 Leo Esaki [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
1925 Louison Bobet French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
1925 William G Whitehurst (Representative-Republican-VA)
1926 David Oliver Williams trade unionist (COHSE)
1926 George R Ariyoshi (Governor-Democrat-HI)
1926 Gudrun Ure British actress (The Crow Road, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
1926 Hildy Park Washington DC, actress (To Tell the Truth)
1926 John C[lellon] Holmes US writer (Horn)
1926 Rolv Berger Yttrehus composer
1926 Ronald Alley art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
1927 Mstislav Rostropovich Baku Russia, conductor/cellist (Cello Concerto)
1927 Raul Alfonsin President (Argentina)
1928 Edward Albee Washington DC, playwright (Virginia Woolfe, Zoo Story)
1928 Phil Jones principal (Trinity College of Music)
1928 Roland Moyle British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
1929 Bernard Costello US, double sculls (Olympics-silver-1956)
1929 Lupe Anguiano Mexican-American civil rights activist
1930 Antony Acland provost of Eton/British ambassador to US
1930 Robin Cavendish disabled campaigner
1930 Scoey Mitchill Newburgh NY, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda)
1930 Stanko Horvat composer
1931 Geoffrey de Bellaigue director (Royal Collection)
1931 William "Buckwheat" Thomas actor (Little Rascals)
1932 Andrew Young US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-Democrat-Atlanta)
1934 Rudolph Agner CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)
1935 Helga Pilarczyk German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
1935 John Gross author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
1936 Anthony Loehnis vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
1936 Keith Slater cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
1936 Lloyd Dobbins Newport News VA, newscaster (NBC News Overnight)
1936 Patrick Procktor painter
1937 Elizabeth Vaughan opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)
1938 Dimitri Terzakis composer
1938 Johnny Rutherford auto racer (26 championship races)
1938 Karl Soderlund Duluth MN, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
1938 Millie Perkins actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
1938 Norman Hogg British MP
1938 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao composer
1938 Vijay Mehra cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
1939 Barbara Feldon Pittsburgh PA, actress (Agent 99-Get Smart)
1939 David Mlinaric British interior director
1940 Al Jarreau Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting)
1940 Albert Johanneson soccer star
1940 Millie Perkins actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
1942 Bert Campaneris baseball player (Oakland A's)
1942 Brian O'Hara rocker
1942 Paul Kantner San Francisco CA, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit, Somebody To Love)
1942 Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano mobster (testified against Gotti)
1945 Hans van Emden Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
1946 Liza Minnelli Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)
1947 Jill O'Hara Warren PA, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
1948 Dana Walden rock keyboardist (Champaign)
1948 James Taylor Boston MA, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof)
1948 Kent Conrad (Senator-D-ND)
1948 Les Holroyd Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
1948 Virginia Bottomley British minister of state health/secretary (Heritage)
1949 Bill Payne Waco TX, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero)
1949 David Mellor Secretary of the British treasury/MP
1949 Mary Alice Williams news reporter (NBC-TV)
1949 Mike Gibbons Swansea Wales, rock drummer (Badfinger)
1949 Sara Lane New York NY, actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian)
1950 Jon Provost actor (Timmy-Lassie)
1950 Willie Duggan rugby football player
1951 Caren Kaye New York NY, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties)
1951 Jack Green rocker
1953 Joanna Kerns actress (Maggie-Growing Pains)
1953 Labamba [Richard Rosenberg], rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1956 Dale Murphy Portland OR, Atlanta Braves slugger (2 time National League MVP)
1957 Jerry Levine New Brunswick NJ, actor (Born on 4th of July)
1957 Marlon D Jackson Gary IN, singer (Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow)
1957 Steve Harris London England, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden--Number of the Beast, Gypsy's Kiss)
1958 Debra Jensen Orange County CA, playmate (January, 1978)
1960 Courtney B Vance Detroit MI, actor (Hamburger Hill)
1960 Eldine Baptiste cricketer (West Indies all-rounder early 80's)
1962 Darryl Strawberry Los Angeles CA, right fielder (New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees)
1962 Gunde Svan Swedish long jumper (Olympics-gold-1984, 88)
1963 Candy Costie Seattle WA, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-1984)
1963 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz Brazil, 800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1984)
1963 John Andretti race car driver
1963 Julia Campbell Huntsville AL, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
1963 Paul Way British golfer
1964 Tony Terry rock producer (Tony Terry)
1965 Fran Harris WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1965 Molly Van Nostrand West Islip NY, tennis star
1965 Randy Dixon NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
1965 Steve Finley Union City TN, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1966 Alecia Stephenson North Vancouver British Columbia, softball shortstop (Olympics-96)
1966 Erich Fischer Dinuba CA, US Olympics water polo foward (Olympics-92)
1966 Grant Long NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
1967 Irvin Smith CFL cornerback (Montréal Alouettes)
1967 Rowelle Blenman WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
1968 Merton Hanks NFL safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1969 Graham Coxon singer (Blur)
1969 J P Izquierdo CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 Karen Snelgrove London Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
1969 Muhammad Oliver NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
1970 Michael Bankston NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Rex Walters NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
1970 Rod Smith NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1971 Greg Hansell Bellflower CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
1971 Isaiah Rider NBA guard/forward (Minnesota Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers)
1971 Raul Mondesi San Cristobal Dominican Republic, outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1972 Alisa Castillo Miss Nevada-USA (1996)
1973 Antonio Banks cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 Gabriel Mendez Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Keif Bryant NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 Louis Laros Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
1974 Chris Carr NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1978 Cristina Teuscher New Rochelle NY, 4X200 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)
1978 Tara Mounsey ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics-98)

Deaths which occurred on March 12:

0417 Innocent I Italian Pope (401-417), dies
0604 Gregory I the Great Pope (590-604), dies at 64
1209 Djamal al-din Abu Mohammed Iljas Nizami Persian poet, dies
1471 Dionysius the Carthusian/van Rijkel Dutch scholastic theologist, dies
1496 Johannes de Lapide [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies
1507 Cesare Borgia cardinal/soldier/politician, killed in battle at 31
1570 Jacob van den Eynden Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
1628 John Bull thought to have composed British national anthem (God Save The King), dies
1648 Tirso de Molina Spanish author, dies at about 63
1681 French van Mieris the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45
1734 Antonius Schultingh [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, dies at 74
1753 George Berkeley philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
1824 Heinrich Carl Ebell composer, dies at 48
1831 Johann Franz Volkert composer, dies at 64
1832 Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
1834 Karl W Feuerbach mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33
1852 Juan Bros y Bertomel composer, dies at 75
1877 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura composer, dies at 52
1883 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
1888 Henry Bergh founder (ASPCA), dies at 76
1889 Yohannes IV [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
1902 John Peter Altgeld German/US Governor of Illinois, dies at 54
1905 Rudolf von Alt Austrian painter, dies at 92
1908 Edmondo de Amicis Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
1909 Johanna "Lena" Bakker Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
1913 Joseph Bayer composer, dies at 61
1914 George Westinghouse US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67
1916 M v Ebner-Eschenbach writer, dies at 39
1924 Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet inventor (rayon), dies
1925 Sun Yat-Sen Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58
1932 Ivar Kreuger "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide
1937 Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor French organist/composer, dies at 93
1937 Jeno Hubay composer, dies at 78
1941 Charles Sanford Skilton composer, dies at 72
1942 Enrique Morera composer, dies at 76
1945 Anne Frank diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp
1946 Philip Merivale dies at 59
1949 Maria "Beppie" Bakker Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
1950 L Heinrich Mann German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
1955 Charlie "Bird" Parker US jazz saxophonist, dies in New York NY at 34
1955 Theodor Plievier writer, dies
1957 Harry Dean cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies
1957 Josephine Hull actress (Harvey), dies at 71
1958 Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, dies at 79
1961 Belinda Lee actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
1966 Estelita Rodriguez actor (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
1973 Esther Williamson Ballou composer, dies at 57
1973 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch baseball player, dies at 74
1973 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
1974 Billy Fox Protestant member of Dublin parliament, assassinated
1978 John Cazale actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41
1978 Tolchard Evans composer/conductor, dies
1982 Elisabeth Zernike Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
1983 Jevsei G Liberman Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
1984 Arnold Riley playwright/actor, dies at 88
1985 Eugene Ormandy [Blau] Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
1988 Billie Rhodes dies
1988 William Camp dies at 74
1989 Maurice Evans actor (Bewitched, MacBeth), dies at 87
1991 Etienne Decroux French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
1992 Barbara Morrison actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
1992 Hans G Kresse Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking), dies at 70
1992 Ida Oosterbaan Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
1992 Karel Poons father of Paul Deen, dies
1992 Philippe Soupault writer, dies
1992 Salvo Lima mayor (Palermo)/MP (christian-democrat), murdered
1993 Andreas J A I Bruggeman Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
1993 June Valli singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
1993 Michael Kanin screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
1993 Wang Zhen marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
1994 Sandra Paretti German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
1996 Charles Bruce Perry professor of medicine, dies at 92
1996 Gyula Kallai Prime Minister of Hungry (1965-67), dies at 85
1996 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon writer/teacher, dies at 67

On this day...March 12 Events

0417 St Innocent I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0604 St Gregory I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1000 Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, replacing Victor III
1054 Pope Leo IX escapes captivity & returns to Rome
1144 Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II
1350 Orvieto city says it will behead & burn Jewish-Christian couples
1365 University of Vienna founded
1496 Jews are expelled from Syria
1572 Luís Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lusíados" in Portugal
1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1594 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
1597 England routes troops to Amiens
1609 Bermuda becomes an English colony
1619 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
1622 Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
1642 Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
1664 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 New Jersey becomes a British colony
1689 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
1737 Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
1755 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
1773 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
1789 US Post Office established
1799 Austria declares war on France
1848 2nd republic established in France
1849 1st gold seekers arrive in Nicaragua en route to California
1850 1st US $20 gold piece issued
1857 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice
1860 Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill; free land in West for colonists
1865 Affair near Lone Jack MO
1867 Last French troops leave Mexico
1868 Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
1868 Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa
1877 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony
1884 Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women
1888 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in northeast US (400 die)
1889 Battle at Metema (Gallabad); Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated
1889 Start of South Africa's 1st Test, vs England, Port Elizabeth
1894 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
1897 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussel
1900 President Steyn of Orange-Free state flees from Bloemfontein
1901 Ground is broken for Boston's 1st American League ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of American League
1904 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)
1904 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
1906 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
1908 Stanley Cup: Montréal Wanderers sweep Winnipeg Maple Leafs in 2 games
1910 Stanley Cup: Montréal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
1912 Captain Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) founded in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
1912 Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St NYC
1913 Foundation stone of the Australian capitol in Canberra laid
1916 French airship sinks British submarine D3
1917 Russian Dumas sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
1917 Stalin, Kamenev & Muranov arrive in St Petersburg
1919 Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)
1919 George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in New York NY
1925 British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
1926 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
1926 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
1930 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200 mile (321 km) march protesting British salt tax
1930 Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0 :6.1)
1933 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
1934 Acting President Constantine Päts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia
1934 Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail
1934 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin
1935 England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
1938 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
1939 Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies
1940 Finland surrenders to Russia during WWII, giving up Karelische Isthmus
1941 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
1942 British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1943 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
1945 30 Amsterdammers executed by Nazi occupiers
1945 Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
1945 New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1945 The British Empire celebrates its 1st British Empire Day
1945 USSR returns Transylvania to Romania
1946 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1947 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
1947 Belgian government of Huysmans resigns
1947 President Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1948 -5ºF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
1950 Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
1950 Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
1951 Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
1951 Communist troops driven out of Seoul
1954 1st performance of Arnold Schönberg's "Moses und Aaron"
1956 Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
1957 German Democratic Republic accepts 22 Russian divisions
1958 British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"
1959 Dutch Liberal Party wins 2nd parliamentary elections
1959 US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open
1962 Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
1963 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
1963 Bob Dylan cancels "Ed Sullivan Show" television appearance
1964 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Streisand win
1964 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
1964 Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
1964 S[amuel] N[athaniel] Behrman's "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in New York NY
1964 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
1966 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
1966 Love's 1st album released "Love"
1966 Pioneer Plaza dedicated [San Francisco]
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
1967 Indonesian congress deprives President Sukarno of authority
1968 Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix win
1969 120 joints found at George & Patti Harrison's home
1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
1970 US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
1971 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger marries Bianca Pérez Morena de Macias
1971 Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected President
1971 Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army
1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Eve Golf Open
1972 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons
1974 Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia WA
1975 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
1976 South African troops leave Angola
1977 Chile President Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
1977 Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
1978 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1:14.99)
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1980 Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago
1980 New York Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1981 Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1981 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little" premieres in New York NY
1981 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond VA
1982 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica vs Leeward Islands
1982 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
1983 Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4 :1 :9)
1984 British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
1984 National Union of Mine Workers in England begin a 51 week strike
1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
1986 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Giotto encounters Comet Halley
1986 Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances
1987 David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
1987 Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 World Ice Dance Championship in Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (USSR)
1987 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva & Grinkov (USSR)
1987 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt (German Democratic Republic)
1987 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
1989 15th People's Choice Awards
1989 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
1989 Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
1990 Los Angeles Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
1991 5th Soul Train Music Awards
1993 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
1993 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
1993 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
1993 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
1994 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
1995 Congress party loses India national election
1995 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
1995 Lara scores 139 in ODI vs Australia at Port-of-Spain
1995 Letitia Vriesde runs South America indoor record 800 meter (2 :0.35)
1995 World Ice Dance Championship in Birmingham UK won by Oksana Gritshuk & Evgeny Platov (Russia)
1995 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Birmingham UK won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny (Czechoslovakia)
1995 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Birmingham UK won by Chen Lu (China)
1995 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Birmingham UK won by Elvis Stojko (Canada)
1996 Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
1998 "Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

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Birthdates which occurred on March 13:


1548 Sasbout Vosmeer Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
1599 Johannes Berchmans Dutch Jesuit/saint
1615 Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli] Pope (1691-1700)
1696 Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu French marshal
1700 James Kent composer
1700 Michel Blavet composer
1712 Isfrid Kayser composer
1733 Joseph Priestly England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)
1741 Jozef II arch duke of Austria/Roman Catholic German emperor (1765-90)
1744 David Allan Scottish painter
1746 Maurus Haberhauer composer
1752 Josef Reicha composer
1764 Charles Earl Grey (Whig), British Prime Minister (1830-34)
1767 Heinrich Domnich composer
1768 Charles Louis WJ van Keverberg Dutch civil servant
1770 Daniel Lambert England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
1779 Oliver Shaw composer
1781 Karl F Schinkel German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
1798 Abigail Powers Fillmore 1st lady-Millard Fillmore (1850-53)
1818 Albion Parris Howe Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1820 Louis Herbert Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1822 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz German poet
1832 Alberto Randegger composer
1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz composer
1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto)
1858 Maximilien Luce French painter
1859 Ivo Bligh cricketer [Lord Darnley] England captain vs Australia 1882-83
1860 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf Windisch-Gräz Austria, composer
1862 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov composer
1872 Oswald Garrison Villard American journalist
1875 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
1881 Balthazar H Verhagen Netherlands/South African dramatist/writer
1883 Enrico Toselli composer
1884 Emanuel Stickelberger Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
1884 Oskar Loerke German writer (Longest Day-1926)
1884 Sir Hugh S Walpole New Zealand, novelist/critic/dramatist (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
1886 Henri D Gagnebin Swiss organist
1886 John "Home Run" Baker hall of famer (hit 2 homeruns in 1911 world series)
1887 Carlos Isamitt composer
1890 Frank Thieß writer
1890 Michael Taube composer
1892 Alec Rowley composer
1892 Janet Flanner journalist (New Yorker)
1896 Dorothy Aldis writer
1897 Marcel Thiry Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
1897 William Herald Australia, swimmer (Olympics-1920)
1898 Josie Sedgwick Texas, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
1899 Pancho Vladigerov composer
1901 Paul Fix Dobbs Ferry NY, actor (Rifleman)
1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens pilot
1907 Albert Hughes Williams teacher/historian
1907 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca pretender to the Portuguese throne
1907 Frank Wilcox DeSoto MO, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies)
1907 Oscar Brink latinist
1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz musician
1908 Paul Stewart New York NY, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline)
1908 Walter Annenberg Milwaukee WI, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)
1909 Gilbert Inglefield Mayor of London (1967-68)
1910 Sammy Kaye Lakewood OH, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
1911 Jose Ardevol composer
1911 L[aFayette] Ron Hubbard sci-fi writer/Scientologist (Dianetics)
1912 Ernst Hess composer
1912 Igor Youskevitch dancer
1912 James Friell political cartoonist
1913 Tessie O'Shea Cardiff Wales, actress (Entertainers)
1913 William J Casey headed CIA during Iran-contra scandal (1981-87)
1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg composer
1916 (Corinne) Lindy (Claiborne) Boggs (Representative-Democrat-LA, 1973- )
1917 Ina Ray Hutton Chicago IL, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show)
1917 Maria Vlamynck Flemish author
1918 Faye Glenn Abdellan US government official (health services)
1918 George McAfee NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
1920 Frans van der Elst Flemish attorney/MP (Volksunie)
1921 Allan Jaffee comic strip cartoonist/illustrator (MAD Magazine)
1921 Cyril Poole cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)
1922 Brun Smith cricketer (New Zealand right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
1922 Jim Rodger sports writer
1925 Anthony Milner composer
1925 Bertha Tickey Dinuba CA, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
1925 Roy Haynes US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)
1926 Frederick Hemming McClintock criminologist
1926 Raúl Alfonsín Argentine President (1983-89)
1927 Charles Sickman Corsen Dutch Antillean poet
1929 J D Slater writer
1929 Peter Breck Rochester NY, actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji)
1929 Walter Medio race horse trainer
1929 Will Eisma composer
1930 Doug Harvey hockey star (3 time James Norris winner)
1930 Liz Anderson C & W singer
1931 Marc Dessauvage Flemish architect
1931 Rosalind Elias Lowell MA, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere)
1931 Wolfgang Kohlhaase Berlin, actor/director/writer (Solo Sunday)
1933 Frank H Murkowski (Senator-Republican-AK, 1981- )
1933 Mike Stoller composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown)
1935 Don Nute Connellsville PA (Denver University), actor
1936 Clarence Nash animation voice (Donald Duck)
1937 Fofo I F Sunia (Representative-Democrat-American Samoa, 1981- )
1938 Hans-Joachim Hespos composer
1938 Jean-Claude Risset composer
1938 Joseph Bellino footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
1938 Patricia W Amicone educator/midwife
1939 Neil Sedaka Brooklyn NY, singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do)
1943 Andre Techine director/writer (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous)
1943 Stephen Vincent Benet writer
1947 Lesley Collier British ballet dancer
1947 Tomas Hinojosa jockey
1950 Bernard Julien cricketer (West Indies left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
1950 Danny Kirwan London, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1950 Joe Bugner Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champion 1971)
1950 Robert S Woods Maywood CA, actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Deadly Love)
1950 Steve Hill country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
1950 William H Macy Miami FL, actor (Homicide, Water Engine)
1951 Fred Berry St Louis MO, actor (Rerun-What's Happening)
1952 Wolfgang Hihm composer
1953 Andy Bean Lafayette GA, PGA golfer (Western 1978, Kemper 1978)
1953 Deborah Raffin Los Angeles CA, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats)
1954 Robin Duke Toronto Canada, comedienne (Saturday Night Live, SCTV, Club Paradise)
1955 Glenne Headly New London CT, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right)
1955 Olga Rukavishnikova USSR, pentathlete (Olympics-silver-1980)
1955 Patricia J Engfer general manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando)
1956 Dana Delany New York NY, actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden)
1958 Debi Nicolle Johnson Torrance CA, playmate (October, 1984)
1958 Rick A Lazio (Representative-Republican-NY)
1959 Dirk Wellham cricketer (century on New South Wales debut & Australian debut)
1959 Ronnie Rogers guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
1960 Adam Clayton Oxfordshire, rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 Cor Lems soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
1962 Liane Tooth Sydney New South Wales Australia, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1963 Mariano Duncan S P de Macoris Dominican Republic, infielder (New York Yankees)
1963 Vance Johnson NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
1964 Will Clark New Orleans LA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1966 Akira Nogami wrestler (NJPW)
1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen Denmark, tennis star
1967 Colleen Rosensteel South Greensburg PA, heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1967 Satu Huotari ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-98)
1968 Christopher Collett New York NY, actor (Manhattan Project)
1969 Chris Zorich NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
1969 Kevin Kaminski Churchbridge Saskatchewan, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1971 Curtis Conway NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Chicago Bears)
1971 Li Chen Changsha China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX)
1971 Paul Henderson Australian 100 meter/200 meter (Olympics-96)
1971 Ralf Kleinmann WLAF kicker/punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Robert Samuels cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman vs New Zealand 1996)
1971 Ryan Hayden Indianapolis IN, 400 meter hurdler
1971 Tony Vinson NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Baltimore Ravens)
1971 Tracy Wells actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere)
1972 Avrom Smith WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
1972 Brian Saxton NFL tight end (New York Giants)
1972 Rickey Brady NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1972 Ryan McCoy WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
1972 Shea Olliff Augusta GA, Miss Georgia-America (1996)
1972 Trent Dilfer NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973 Ann Coale Miss Maryland-USA (1997)
1973 Bobby Jackson NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1973 Dan Wilkinson NFL defensive tackle (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Edgar Davids Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
1973 Trezelle Jenkins NFL tackle (Kansas City Chiefs)
1974 André Batista Santos "Vampeta" (Brazilian) soccer player (PSV)
1974 Corinna Broiz Garberville CO, lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1974 Thomas Enqvist Stockholm Sweden, tennis star (1991 Wimbledon junior boys)
1975 Landon Wilson St Louis, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)

Deaths which occurred on March 13:

1202 Mieszko III the Elder, grand duke of Poland (1173-77, 1200-02), dies
1516 Vladislav II Jagiello king of Bohemia (1490-1516), dies at 60
1558 Jean Fernel French physician/physiologist, dies
1569 Louis Condé French prince/co-leader of Hugenot, dies in battle
1573 Michel de l'Hôpital chancellor of France (1560-68), dies at about 65
1619 Richard Burbage English actor (Shakespeare), dies
1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz composer, dies at 46
1756 Johann Melchior Conradi composer, dies at 81
1817 Matej Sojka composer, dies at 77
1837 Nikita P Panin Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 66
1839 Robert Gallenberg composer, dies at 55
1879 Adolf Anderssen German world champion chess (1851..66), dies at 60
1881 Alexander II Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62
1890 Henry Wylde composer, dies at 67
1901 Benjamin Harrison 23rd President (1889-1893), dies in Indianapolis at 67
1903 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand] Dutch writer (Camera Obscura), dies at 88
1906 Susan B[rownell] Anthony American suffragist, dies at 85
1911 Jacob M van Bemmelen Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
1915 Sergei J Witte Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65
1918 Karel Stecker composer, dies at 57
1918 William Courtleigh actor (Susie Snowflake), dies at 26
1930 Mary E W Freeman US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
1934 Fritz Cortolezis composer, dies at 56
1938 Clarence S Darrow Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
1941 A Coenradi Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1941 Bernard Ijzerdraat Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1941 E Hellendoorn Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1941 Isaak E Babel Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
1941 J Eyl Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1945 Herbert Bedford composer, dies at 78
1946 Abraham Bredius Dutch art historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
1946 Thomas Frederick Dunhill composer, dies at 69
1946 Werner von Blomberg German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
1951 Alfred Hugenberg German Roman Catholic president-director of Krupp/media magnate, dies
1951 James I Wedgwood British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
1955 Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvana Bir Bikram Yung Bahadur Shum Shere dies
1955 Yung Deva king of Nepal (191.-55), dies at about 48
1957 Lena Ashwell English actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway), dies at 84
1964 Kitty Genovese stabbed to death in Queens; 40 neighbors looked on
1965 George Calinescu Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
1967 Frank Worrell West Indian cricketer, dies
1969 Felix Locher actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
1970 Rick Besoyan composer, dies at 45
1971 Piero Coppola composer, dies at 82
1971 Rockwell Kens US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88
1973 Stacy Harris actor (Door With No Name, Appointment with Danger), dies at 54
1974 Howard St John actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
1974 Janos Prohaska actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
1975 Ali Sastroamidjojo Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
1975 Ivo Andric Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
1975 Jean Del Val actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83
1975 Ruth Schaumann German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
1976 Willy Alfredo [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
1977 Fanie Lou Hamer freedom fighter, dies
1977 Jan Patocka Czechoslovakian philosopher, dies in prison
1978 David McKinley Williams composer, dies at 91
1978 Ghulam Mustafa Guard cricketer (3 wickets in 2 Tests for India), dies
1980 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen composer, dies at 61
1982 Albert Weisser composer, dies at 64
1982 Wilfred Hawker Suriname Sergeant-Major, executed
1983 Louison Bobet French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
1983 Paul R Citroen Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
1984 Dick Whitington journalist/cricketer (South Australia & AIF bat), dies
1986 Alvaro Fayad Delgado Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
1987 Bernhard Grzimek West German zoologist, dies at 77
1987 Finn Videro composer, dies at 80
1987 Gerald Moore England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
1988 Olive Carey actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
1990 Bruno Bettelhelm Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
1991 Cor Witschge [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
1991 Jimmy McPartland US, jazz cornetist, dies
1992 Clarence Wright singer, dies at 84
1992 Hans Redeker Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
1993 Ralph Smith Fults US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
1994 Danny Barker US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
1994 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue snooker player
1994 Sandra Paretti romantic novelist, dies at 59
1995 Abdul Ali Mazari Afghan shite leader, shot to death
1995 John Silverlight journalist, dies at 75
1995 Leo Kaplan lawyer (ASCAP), dies at 89
1995 Leon Day pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
1995 Lorraine Macleod dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
1995 P C J van Lierde Dutch vicar-general of Vatican (1951-91), dies at 87
1996 Brian Hulls television news cameraman, dies at 48
1996 Krzysztof Kieslowski film director, dies of heart attack at 54
1996 Lucio Fulci filem director, dies at 68
1996 Lucy Faithfull children's campaigner, dies at 85

On this day...March 13 Events

0483 St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0607 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1138 German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned
1519 Cortez lands in México
1560 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
1564 Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
1567 Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
1569 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
1634 Académie Française opens
1639 Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard
1656 Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam
1677 Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
1735 1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
1759 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1772 Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti" premieres in Brunswick
1781 Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really discovered Uranus)
1790 John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
1797 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris France
1835 Charles Darwin departs Valparaiso for Andes crossing
1846 Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" premieres in Königsberg
1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
1861 Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers
1865 US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service
1868 Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
1869 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law
1878 Oxford defeats Cambridge in their 1st golf match
1884 Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins
1884 US adopts Standard Time
1887 Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
1888 Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
1895 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks off Gibraltar, 402 die
1900 British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state
1904 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated
1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in New York NY
1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ontario), 7-4
1912 Stanley Cup: Québec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (New Brunswick) in 2 games
1913 Kansas legislature approves censorship of motion pictures
1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
1918 1st NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
1918 American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
1920 Wolfgang Kapp's coup attempt in Berlin fails
1921 Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
1922 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in New York NY
1922 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
1922 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
1923 Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (New York NY)
1924 German Republic day
1925 NHL Championship: Montréal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
1925 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
1928 450 die in St Franciso Valley Dam burst (California)
1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in New York NY
1929 Bradman scores 123 Australia vs England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton
1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
1933 Banks reopen
1933 Josef Göbbels becomes German minister of Information & Propaganda
1935 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
1938 Anschluß-Austria annexed by Nazi Germany
1940 Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische
1941 A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)
1942 Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army
1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
1943 Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
1943 Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4 :9.6)
1944 USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government
1945 Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands
1945 Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman
1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
1947 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", Frederic March, Olivia de Havilland win
1948 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
1949 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
1949 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button
1950 General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
1951 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
1951 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
1954 Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
1955 Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1956 New Zealand bowl out West Indies for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
1957 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
1958 Govt troops land in Sumatra Indonesia
1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1960 NFL's Chicago Cardinals move to St Louis
1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
1961 Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party
1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title
1961 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
1961 Landslide in USSR, kills 145
1961 Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
1961 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
1962 Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
1963 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
1963 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in New York NY
1963 Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
1964 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
1965 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational
1967 Congo sentences ex-premier Moïse Tsjombe to death
1967 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running" premieres in New York NY
1968 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK
1969 Apollo 9 returns to Earth
1970 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
1970 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
1970 San Francisco city employees begin 4-day strike
1971 Live at Fillmore East recorded
1973 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
1973 Syria adopts constitution
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris France
1974 Glenn Turner scores twin tons for New Zealand's 1st win against Australia
1975 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year" premieres in New York NY
1977 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
1978 Moluccans "suicide commandos" occupies Province house
1979 European Monetary System is established, ECU created
1979 Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
1979 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick
1980 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 meter (1:13.60)
1980 Ford Motor Co found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto
1981 Attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca
1981 NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul
1982 World Ice Dance Championship in Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
1982 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Copenhagen won by Sabine Baess & Tassilo Thierbach (German Democratic Republic)
1982 World Ladies Figure Skate Championship in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
1982 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1983 "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
1983 1st USFL overtime game-Birmingham Stallions beat Oakld Invaders 20-14
1984 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
1984 Western Australia beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
1985 Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
1985 Michael Secrest (US) begins 24 hour ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1986 Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir
1986 Space probe Giotto encounters Halley's Comet
1987 John Gotti is acquitted of racketeering
1987 Washington Capitals score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 minutes & 3 seconds
1988 14th People's Choice Awards: Fatal Attraction, Bill Cosby win
1989 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
1989 FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US
1989 US space shuttle STS-29 launched
1990 Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada
1991 Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines & cleanup of Valdez oil spill (Prince William Sound, Alaska)
1992 570 die in a Turkish earthquake
1992 FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
1992 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit
1993 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
1994 33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right FPÖ
1994 Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26)
1994 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1994 Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)
1994 President Mangope of Bophuthaswana deposed
1995 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win
1995 Anti fascist Kazakhstan anti-parliament forms
1995 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
1995 Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
1996 Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
1996 Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergardeners, their teacher & himself

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Birthdates which occurred March 14:


1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon composer
1681 Georg Philipp Telemann Magdeburg Germany, late baroque composer
1692 Peter Musschenbroek Dutch physician/physicist (Leyden jar)
1726 Josef Antonin Stepan composer
1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg composer
1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin composer
1782 Thomas Hart Benton (Representative), "Old Bullion"
1795 Rubert Lucas Pearsall composer
1800 James Bogardus US inventor/builder (made cast-iron buildings)
1803 F G Klopstock writer
1804 Johann Strauss the Elder Viennese violinist/composer (Radetzky March)
1808 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1815 Josephine Lang composer
1816 Montgomery Dent Corse Alexandria VA, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1820 Victor Emmanuel II King of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78)
1821 Jens Worsaae Denmark, archaeologist
1823 Roswell Sabine Ripley Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
1826 William Fisk Sherwin composer
1829 Charles Charlesworth England (dies at 7 of old age)
1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski composer
1833 John Sappington Marmaduke Major General (Confederate Army)
1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor 1st US woman dentist (1866)
1835 Giovanni V Schiaparelli Italian astronomer (Mars)
1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero composer
1837 Charles Ammi Cutter US librarian (Expansive classification/originated Cutter system)
1844 King Umberto I of Italy (1878-1900)
1847 Antonio de Castro Alves Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)
1854 Paul Ehrlich Germany, bacteriologist (Nobel-1908)
1854 Thomas Riley Marshall (D) 28th Vice President (1913-21)
1862 Vilhelm FK Bjerknes Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology
1864 [John] Casey Jones RR engineer (Ballad of Casey Jones)
1873 Joannes DJ Aengenent sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
1874 Anton F Philips president-director of Philips
1874 Mary Carr Philadelphia PA, actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles)
1875 Isadore Gilbert Mudge US, librarian/author/bibliographer (Thackeray Dictionary)
1875 Norman Houstoun O'Neill composer
1878 Carel T Scharten Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)
1879 Albert Einstein Ulm Germany, (E=mc²/Theory of Relativity, Nobel 1921)
1880 Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire actor/director (Pink Kate)
1883 Juan Manen composer
1884 Albert Egges van Giffen Dutch archaeologist
1884 Winter Haynes Watts composer
1887 George Creten Belgian sculptor/painter
1887 Lawrence Collingwood composer
1891 John P Strijbos Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)
1892 Olive Netta Parsons co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
1894 Josef Schelb composer
1895 Frans Ganshof Belgian historian
19-- Imhotep Gary Byrd radio personality (WLIB-NY)
19-- Tamara Tunie Bouquette Philadelphia PA, actress (Jessica-As the World Turns)
19-- Tim Rossovich Palo Alto CA, actor (When the Whistle Blows)
1903 Molla Mustafa Barzani Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
1905 Raymond Aron French sociologist/political scientist
1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin composer
1907 Björn-Erik Höijer Swedish writer (Nu dansar Sara)
1908 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty French philosopher
1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov composer
1909 André Pieyre de Mandiargues French writer (Margin)
1911 Pete Piute [Morris Kaufman], New York NY, comedian (Village Barn)
1912 Les Brown Reinerton PA, orchestra leader (& his band of renown)
1913 Witold Rudzinski composer
1914 Fiorenzo Marini Italy, épée (Olympics-gold-1960)
1914 Henry Ralph Carr soldier
1914 Jiri Reinberger composer
1915 Alexander Brott composer
1915 Carlos Surinach Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo)
1915 Kenneth Rowntree painter
1917 Macha Louis Rosenthal critic/poet
1918 Dennis Patrick Philadelphia PA, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals)
1919 Luther Henderson Jr Kansas City MO, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show)
1919 Max Shulman novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam Great Britain, high jumper (Olympics-silver-1936, 1948)
1920 Hank Ketcham cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
1921 Lis Hartel Denmark, equestrian dressage (Olympics-silver-1952, 56)
1922 Colin Fletcher author (Walking Through Time)
1922 Les Baxter US, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again)
1923 Diane Arbus photographer/innovator
1925 John Barrington Wain England, novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
1925 John Wain England, novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
1926 François d'Assise Morel composer
1927 Bill Rexford auto racer
1927 Joop F Wolff Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
1928 Frank Borman Gary IN, astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8)/CEO-Eastern Airlines
1929 Thomas Bell Jr race horse trainer
1930 Dieter Schnebel German vicar/composer
1930 Ray Flockton cricketer (prolific New South Wales batsman of 50's)
1931 Bob Goalby golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, New Zealand-1970)
1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste] rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
1933 Michael Caine [Maurice J Micklewhite] Bermondsey London England, actor (Blame it on Rio, Alfie, Educating Rita)
1933 Quincy Jones Jr Chicago IL, jazz & R&B producer/composer/singer (We Are The World)
1934 Eugene A Cernan Chicago IL, Captain USN/astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17)
1934 Shirley Scott swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
1935 Jo van den Booren composer
1936 Bob Charles Carterton New Zealand, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
1937 Peter van der Merwe cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
1938 Johnny Gleeson cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
1939 Bertrand Blier Paris France, novelist/director (Going Places)
1939 William Benjamin Lenoir Miami FL, astronaut (STS-5)
1940 Eleanor Bron Stanmore Middlesex England, actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
1941 Wolfgang Petersen Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
1942 Jerry Jeff Walker Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
1942 John Whittaker English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
1942 Rita Tushingham Liverpool England, actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago)
1943 Jim Pons Santa Monica CA, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together)
1944 Clyde Lee NBAer
1944 Peter Paul Zahl writer
1945 Herman[us J] van Veen Netherlands, cabareter/singer/composer/writer
1945 Michael Martin Murphey Dallas TX, country singer (Wildfire)
1945 Walter Parazaider Chicago IL, rock saxophonist (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1946 Jasper Carrott English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
1946 Steve Kanaly Burbank CA, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas)
1946 Wes Unseld NBA all-star (Baltimore Bullets, MVP 1969)
1947 Billy Crystal Long Beach NY, comedian (Soap, Saturday Night Live, City Slickers)
1947 Jan [AJ] te Veldhuis Dutch MP (VVD)
1947 Janis Schmitt St Louis MO, playmate (February, 1978)
1947 Jimmy O'Rourke rocker
1947 William Jefferson (Representative-Democrat-LA)
1950 Michael Ford son of President Gerald & Betty Ford
1951 Rick Dees radio disc jock (KIIS Los Angeles)
1952 David Byrne guitarist/vocalist (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
1952 J Fred Muggs chimp (Today show)
1953 Tim McKee US, 400 meter medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1972)
1954 Adrian Zmed Chicago IL, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever)
1954 David La Croix race horse trainer
1954 Jann Browne country singer (Mexican Wind)
1955 Boon Gould rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
1956 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova Russia, cosmonaut
1956 Tessa Sanderson Kingston Jamaica, British javelin thrower (Olympics-gold-84)
1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics-1988)
1959 Patrick Dupond Paris France, dancer (La Bayadere)
1960 George Horvath Sweden, pentathlete (Olympics-1980)
1960 Helen Hopkins Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian International 1983)
1961 Gary Dell'Abate Uniondale Long Island New York, producer (Howard Stern Show, Private Parts)
1961 Grigoriy Kornev Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
1961 Russell Todd actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1962 Kirby Puckett centerfielder (Minnesota Twins)
1963 Bruce Reid cricketer (brilliant left-arm Australia pace bowler 1985-92)
1963 Pedro Duque Madrid Spain, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alternate, sk-95)
1964 Donald Evans NFL defensive end/tackle (New York Jets)
1964 Richard Migliore jockey
1965 John Stephenson cricketer (England opening bat in one Test vs Australia 1989)
1965 Kevin Brown Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1966 Darcy Wakaluk Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
1966 Tertius Bosch cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
1967 Edward M Fincke Pittsburgh PA, Captain USAF/astronaut
1967 Melissa Brennan Reeves Eatontown NJ, actress (Jennifer-Days of our Lives)
1967 Vijay Yadav cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
1968 Megan Follows actress (Chase, Anne of Green Gables)
1969 Greg Biekert NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1969 Larry Johnson NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks)
1969 Laura Leighton actress (Sydney-Melrose Place, The Other Woman)
1969 Ty[rel] Bennion Seattle WA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 Meredith Salenger actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
1970 Thomas McLemore NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Ernie Brown CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Antowain Smith running back (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Aris Brimanis Cleveland OH, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
1972 Clover Maitland Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-96)
1972 Tom Barndt NFL/WLAF guard (Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1973 Chris Sullivan defensive end (New England Patriots)
1974 Justine Joyce Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer Auckland New Zealand, 3k independent pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
1982 Kate Maberly actress (Secret Garden)
1983 Jordan Taylor Hanson Tulsa OK, singer-Hanson (MMMBop)
1989 Oliver Bernsen son of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays

Deaths which occurred on March 14:

0840 Eginhard French nobleman/biographer (Vita Karoli Magni), dies at 69
1272 Re Enzo Italian poet/son of Emp Frederik II von Hohenstaufen, dies
1298 Petrus Johannis Olivi South France theologist, dies
1490 Charles I Duke of Savoy, dies at 21
1559 Jacques d'Auchy Walloon baptist merchant, executed
1573 Claude II of Lotharingen, duke of Aumale/murdered Admiral Coligny, dies
1590 Philip van Egmont General/prince of Gavere, dies in battle at 30
1612 Philip Galle Flemish engraver, dies at about 74
1647 Frederik Hendrik count of Nassau/prince of Orange, dies at 63
1682 Jacob I van Ruysdael physician/landscape painter, dies at about 53
1757 John Byng English Admiral (Minorca), executed at 52
1760 Anton Filtz composer, dies at 26
1768 Vigilio Blasio Faitello composer, dies at 58
1801 Christian Friedrich Penzel composer, dies at 63
1803 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock German poet, dies at 78
1811 August Henry Fitzroy English premier (1768-70), dies at 75
1861 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer composer, dies at 58
1883 Karl Marx German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64
1899 Emile Erckmann French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
1903 Johannes H Weissenbruch Dutch landscape painter, dies at 88
1925 Walter Camp father of American football, dies at 65
1932 George Eastman US industrialist (Kodak-camera), suicide at 77
1944 Pavel Grigor'yevich composer, dies at 66
1953 Klement Gottwald premier/President of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
1954 Ludomir Michal Rogowski composer, dies at 72
1958 Eugeen Van de Velde Flemish musicologist/critic/composer, dies at 64
1961 Akiba Rubinstein Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78
1968 Erwin Panofsky German/US art historian/iconologist, dies
1969 Ben Shahn US painter, dies at 70
1973 Murat B "Chic" Young US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
1975 Susan Hayward actress (Young & Willing), dies at 56
1976 Alberta Franklin silent screen actress, dies at 79
1976 Busby Berkeley US choreographer/director (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
1976 Martha Saalfeldt writer, dies
1981 Ken Barrington cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies
1981 René Clair French director (It Happened Tomorrow), dies at 82?
1982 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov composer, dies at 59
1983 Maurice Ronet actor (Circle of Love, Frantic, Sphinx), dies at 55
1984 Aurelio Peccei Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
1986 Benno Ammann composer, dies at 81
1986 Edith Atwater Chicago IL, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), dies at 74
1986 Jozef Kresanek composer, dies at 73
1986 Marlin Perkins TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80
1989 Edward Abbey (environmental author) dies after surgery at 62
1989 Zita Empress of Austria/Queen of Hungary, dies at 96
1991 Howard Ashman song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40
1991 Jef Houthuys Belgian union leader (ACV, 1968-87), dies at 68
1991 Jerome "Doc" Pomus lyricist (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
1991 Robert Maroff dies at 57
1992 C V Wood Jr theme park developer (Disneyland), dies of cancer at 71
1992 Jean Poiret French actor/writer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 65
1992 Ralph James actor (Orson-Mork & Mindy), dies at 67
1992 Steven Brian Pennell 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years, at 34
1994 Abdelkader Alloula Algerian playwright, murdered
1994 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage writer, dies at 57
1995 Gerard Thomas Victory composer, dies at 73
1995 Johan W "Jo" van Marle CEO (KNVB, 1980-93), dies at 70
1995 William A Fowler US nuclear/astro-physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83
1996 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb rugby international/journalist, dies at 57
1996 Nico Kiasashvii professor of English Literature, dies at 69
1996 Vic Marshall chemist, dies at 74
1997 Fred Zinnemann (director) dies of heart attack at 89
1997 John Curtis Jr president/CEO (Luby's Cafe), commits suicide at 58

On this day...EVENTS

1558 Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
1559 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
1590 Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
1629 England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1653 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1734 Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II's daughter Mary Anne
1743 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin
1800 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
1812 Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (New York)
1826 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panamá
1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
1840 José Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
1843 Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
1845 -5.3ºF (-20.7ºC) in Groningen
1862 Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1864 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris France
1864 Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
1870 California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1875 Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres
1885 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado" premieres in London
1888 2nd largest snowfall in New York NY history (21")
1889 August Strindberg's "Froken Julie" premieres in Copenhagen
1896 Sutro Baths (San Francisco) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
1899 Stanley Cup: Montréal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
1900 Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1900 US currency goes on gold standard
1901 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
1903 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian FL
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
1903 WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
1906 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms
1908 Stanley Cup: Montréal Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
1909 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
1912 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt
1913 John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1914 Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1915 German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile
1916 Battle of Verdun: German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
1918 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, San Francisco
1922 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
1922 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
1922 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
1923 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicië in Poland
1923 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP
1923 President Warren G Harding became 1st President filing income tax report and pay taxes
1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection (New York NY)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
1933 Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
1935 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
1936 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
1937 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes anti-Nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
1939 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
1939 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen TX
1941 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 Xavier Cugat & his Orchestraestra record "Babalu"
1945 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm
1946 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco
1950 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
1951 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1953 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as Secretary of Communist Party
1954 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
1954 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior MN (CBS) begins
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
1955 Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
1956 Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
1957 Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
1958 RIAA (Recording Industry Association of American)is created and certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)
1958 South Africa government disallows ANC
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield CA
1960 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1961 George Weiss becomes president of New York Mets
1962 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
1962 Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
1963 San Francisco's Guy Rodgers ties NBA record with 28 assists
1964 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
1964 Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death for Lee Harvey Oswald murder
1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
1967 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Baltimore Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
1968 POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
1969 Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, West Indies vs New Zealand
1971 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to Kansas City
1973 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1980 3rd Emmy Sports Awards presentation
1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
1980 World Ice Dance Championship in Dortmund West Germany won by Krisztina Regoczy & Andras Sallay (Hungary)
1980 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Marina Cherkasova & Sergei Shakhrai (USSR)
1980 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
1980 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Dortmund won by Jan Hoffmann (German Democratic Republic)
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
1983 OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards
1985 Michael Secrest (US) completes 24 hour ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1986 European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
1987 New York Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
1987 Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
1987 Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194 meter
1990 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson
1990 Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
1991 British Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
1991 Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
1991 World Ice Dance Championship in Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (France)
1991 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev (USSR)
1991 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
1991 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1992 Farm Aid V
1992 New York Mets Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
1992 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
1993 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
1993 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after performances
1993 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
1993 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km (6 :6.57)
1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1993 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
1994 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
1994 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
1995 1st time 13 people in space
1996 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
1996 Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
1997 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
1997 Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
1997 Olympics gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
1997 President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

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Birthdates which occurred on March 15:


0076 Hadrian Roman Emperor (builder of Hadrian's Wall)
1493 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency marshal of France
1666 Georg Baehr German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden)
1678 Dominique Marie Valet French Roman Catholic/old-catholic bishop
1713 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille astronomer who mapped the So Hemisphere
1733 Johann Zoffany German painter, baptized
1750 Caroline Herschel astronomer/discoverer
1754 Silvestro Palma composer
1767 Andrew Jackson Waxhaw SC, General/(D) 7th President (1829-37)
1779 William Lamb (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British Prime Minister (1834, 1835-41)
1790 Nicola Vaccai composer
1801 Coenraad J van Houten Dutch cocoa manufacturer
1808 Gaetano Gaspari composer
1809 Joseph Jenkins Roberts 1st President of Liberia
1810 Aernout Drost Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen)
1811 Robert Allen Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1886
1824 Branko Radicevic Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
1830 Paul von Heyse Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
1831 Edward Aylesworth Perry Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1835 Eduard Strauss Austria, composer (318 Dance)
1836 Henrique Alves de Mesquita composer
1838 Alice Cunningham Fletcher ethnologist/author/Indian music (Stranger in Her Native Land)
1844 Bransby Cooper cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
1851 Jozef Surzynski composer
1852 Lady Augusta Gregory Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress
1855 Lútzen Wagenaar Frisian writer/vicar (Tsjerk Ages)
1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey US botanist (Plantbreeding)
1864 Johan Halvorsen composer
1864 Leslie Stuart composer
1867 Lionel Pigot Johnson England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
1867 Will Rossiter composer
1871 Betsy van den Arend Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
1873 David Vaughan Thomas composer
1873 Lee Shubert producer (theatres in New York & Los Angeles named after him)
1874 Harold L Ickes social activist, New Deal politician
1878 Hanson Carter cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie wicketkeeper of early 20th century)
1879 Gerrit J Heering Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
1884 Rudolf Piskacek composer
1894 Slava Vorlova composer
19-- Robert Milli actor (All My Children)
19-- Sergio Vargas Dominican Republic, Spanish singer (Aquiestá El Merengue)
1900 Gilberto Freye Brazilian sociologist/writer
1901 Colin McPhee Montréal Canada, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles)
1901 J Pat O'Malley Burnley England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
1901 Theo Uden Marsman Dutch orchestra leader
1902 Kitty Masters actress
1902 Zarah [Stina Hedberg] Leander Karlstad Vämanland Sweden, singer/actress (Gabriela)
1904 George Brent Dublin Ireland, actor (42nd St, Jezebel)
1905 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg attempted to assassinate Hitler
1905 Joe E Ross comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
1907 Jimmy McPartland jazz trumpeter/actor (Magic Horn)
1907 Paul Maxey Wheaton IL, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
1910 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau children book writer (Skating Race)
1912 Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald fighter pilot
1912 Louis Paul Boon Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
1912 Sam [Lightnin'] Hopkins Centerville TX, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)
1913 Lex Goudsmit Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1913 MacDonald Carey Sioux City IA, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl)
1915 David Schoenbrun CBS broadcast bureau head (Washington DC, Paris France)
1915 Richard Ward Glenside PA, actor (Beacon Hill)
1916 Geert Lubberhuizen publisher (Busy Bee)
1916 Harry James Albany GA, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
1918 Janet Leach potter
1918 Richard Ellmann US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
1919 John Gregson Liverpool England, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World)
1919 Lawrence Tierney Brooklyn, actor (Abduction, Dillinger)
1920 Ranganandhan Francis India, field hockey (Olympics-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1922 Louis Boon writer
1923 George Vogel race horse trainer
1923 Laurence A Tisch New York NY, CEO (Loews Corp)
1924 Juij Bondarew writer
1924 Lockrem Johnson composer
1926 Benjamin Burwell Johnson composer
1926 Norm Van Brocklin NFL QB/coach (Los Angeles Rams), hall of famer
1926 Tim Valentine (Representative-Democrat-NC, 1983- )
1927 Carl Smith Maynardville TN, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1927 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb architect
1928 Nicolas Flagello composer
1929 Tiezo Matsumura composer
1932 Alan Lavern Bean Wheeler TX, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 12, Skylab 3)
1932 David Alliance Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
1933 Cecil Perceval Taylor composer/jazz pianist (University of Wisconsin)
1933 Ronald Roseman composer
1933 Roy Clark country singer (Hee Haw)
1934 Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar composer/songwriter
1934 Wolfgang Hufschmidt composer
1935 Jimmy Lee Swaggart evangelist
1935 Judd Hirsch Bronx NY, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People)
1936 Donald K Sundquist (Representative-Republican-TN, 1983- )
1938 Dick Higgins composer
1939 Robert Nye writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man)
1940 Phil Lesh [Chapman] Berkeley CA, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1941 Dick Top Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem)
1941 Mike Love Los Angeles CA, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beach Boys-In My Room, Surfin' USA)
1942 Hughie Flint London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)
1943 Brenda Scott Cincinnati OH, actress (Midge-Road West)
1943 David Cronenberg Toronto Ontario, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood)
1944 Chi Cheng Taiwan, sprinter/80 meter hurdler (Olympics-Bronze-68)
1944 David Costell Pittsburgh PA, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1944 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
1944 Ralph MacDonald rock percussionist (Graceland)
1944 Sly Stone Dallas TX, rocker (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People)
1945 Jörgen Sundelin Sweden, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1968)
1945 Mark J Green Brooklyn NY, lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System)
1945 Tracy Smith runner
1946 Bobby Bond baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
1946 David Wall English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
1946 Howard Scott San Pedro CA, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
1947 David Colley cricketer (New South Wales quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
1947 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya Russian cosmonaut
1947 Ry[land] Cooder Los Angeles CA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
1947 Stomu Yamash'ta composer
1947 Tomas Pettersson Sweden, cyclist (Olympics-silver-1968)
1949 John Duttine actor (Day of the Triffids)
1953 Colin Croft cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)
1953 Judi Spiers TV presenter
1954 Craig Wasson Eugene OR, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
1955 Dee Snider Massapequa NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1955 Marcia McCabe Bryn Mawr PA, actress (Alicia Grande-1 Live to Live)
1955 Mohsin Khan cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
1956 Clay Matthews NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1957 Park Overall Nashville TN, actress (Laverne-Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning)
1958 Laura Carrington actress (Simone Hardy-General Hospital, Louisa-Alphabet City)
1959 Eliot Teltscher California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1959 Harold Baines Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
1960 Donna Smith Portland OR, playmate (March, 1985)
1961 Craig Ludwig Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1961 Fabio [Lanzoni] Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)
1961 John Melendez jockey
1961 Terry Cummings NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
1962 Igor Aleinikov film Maker
1962 Jimmy Baio Brooklyn NY, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps)
1962 Steve Coy rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1962 Terrence Trent D'Arby New York NY, rock vocalist (Wishing Well)
1963 Bret Michaels Harrisburg PA, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
1963 Don Simington jockey
1963 Frans Koenn Dutch rock bassist (Loïs Lane-Precious)
1963 Jimmy Baio Brooklyn NY, actor (Billy Tate-Soap)
1964 Alison Johnson Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
1964 Rockwell [Kennedy Gordy] Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Somebody's Watching Me)
1964 Ron Hall NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1965 Marianne Morris Middletown OH, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd)
1966 Chris Bruno actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)
1966 Karen Weiss St Paul MN, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th)
1967 Kirk Scrafford NFL tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
1968 John Tardy US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
1968 Rob Anderson Kamloops British Columbia, Canadian Tour golfer (British Columbia Amateur-1990, 92)
1968 Sabrina Salerno Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)
1969 Louis Riddick NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Chris Dalman NFL guard/center (San Francisco 49ers)
1970 Diego Nargiso Naples Italy, tennis pro
1970 Eric Castle NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
1970 Paul Kruse Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
1971 Patrick Reidy Melbourne Victoria Australia, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Reyna Royo Miss Panamá-Universe (1996)
1971 Robbie Pratt jockey
1972 Casey Cristin Mizell Miss South Carolina-USA (1997)
1972 David Rhodes WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
1972 Filip Dewulf Belgium, tennis star
1972 Oliver Gibson NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972 Steve Danielson Honolulu, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1973 Franca Fehlauer Hamburg Germany, golfer (Belgian International Jr champion 1991)
1974 Imad Baba Humble TX, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1975 Cornell Brown linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1976 Laurent Gras hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1980 Deidra Graham Salt Lake City UT, gymnast (alternate-Olympics-96)
1986 Tyler Noyes actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
1989 Caitlin Wachs actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)

Deaths which occurred on March 15:

0044 -BC- Julius Cæsar assassinated in Roman Senate in the Portico of the Theater of Pompey
0493 Odiaker German army leader/King of Italy (476-93), dies
0752 Zachary Greek/Italian Pope (741-52), dies
0963 Romanus II Byzantine emperor (959-63), dies at 25
1034 Mieszko II King of Poland (1025-34), dies
1673 Salvatore Rosa Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57
1723 Johann C Günther writer, dies at 27
1731 Adolf H van Rechteren Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75
1842 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
1880 Jan K J de Jonge Dutch historian, dies at 51
1881 Emory Upton US Union General-Major (Selma), commits suicide at 42
1883 Karol Studzinski composer, dies at 55
1905 Arnold Kerdijk Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
1905 B Amalie Skram-Alver Norwegian author (Paa St Jørgen), dies at 58
1906 Alfred Gilpin Jones Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
1918 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte composer, dies at 82
1918 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger composer, dies at 24
1918 Lili Boulanger composer, dies at 24
1929 Pine-Top Smith jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
1930 Antonio Beltramelli writer, dies at 51
1938 Edmund Tylecote cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
1940 Alfred Marr cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
1942 Alexander van Zemlinsky Austrian/US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
1944 Otto von Below German commandant (WWI), dies at 86
1945 Herman B Wiardi Beckman Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 41
1954 Arthur Fickenscher composer, dies at 82
1962 Sam Wren actor (Wren's Nest), dies at 64
1964 Paul Cavanagh actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
1966 Abe Saperstein founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
1966 Heinrich Lemacher composer, dies at 74
1969 Miles Malleson actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
1970 Josef Martin Bauer writer, dies at 68
1970 Tarjei Vesaas Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
1971 Jean-Pierre Monseré Flemish cyclist, dies at 22
1973 Carl Benton Reid actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82
1975 Antonino Rocca professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
1975 Aristotle S Onassis Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
1977 Kamal Joemblat Lebanese politician, murdered
1983 José Luis Sert Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
1984 Tommy Cooper comedian, collapses & dies on stage
1987 Sterling W Cole (Representative-Republican-NY), dies at 82
1988 Dmitri F Polyakov Russian Secretary-General/top spy for US, executed
1990 Tom Harmon NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies in Los Angeles at 70
1991 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
1991 Eileen Sedgwick silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
1992 Helen Deutsch screenwriter, dies of natural causes
1992 Jack Washburn actor (Black Orchid), dies after long illness at 64
1992 Vanessa Lee actress (Split), dies at 71
1993 Anthony Bowles music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
1993 Dennis Gregory actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
1993 Ricardo M Arias Espinosa President of Panamá (1955-56), dies
1994 Mae Zetterling Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
1995 Carlos Menem Jr son of Argentine President, dies at 26
1996 Helen Chadwick artist, dies at 42
1996 Olga Rudge violinist, dies at 100
1996 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric lawyer/diplomat, dies at 89
1997 Gail Davis ( Annie Oakley), dies at 72

On this day...March 15 Events

0493 Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker of Italy
0752 St Zachary ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0933 Battle at Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyaren
1360 France invasion army lands on English south coast, conquers Winchel
1382 Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy
1391 Jew hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 1st new world voyage
1560 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise France
1562 General François de Guise enters Paris France
1580 Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange
1672 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
1729 Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st US nun, takes her vows, N Orleans
1744 French King Louis XV declares war on England
1778 Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook
1781 Battle of Guilford Court House, South Carolina (British suffer heavy losses)
1812 1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River
1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state
1827 Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
1827 University of Toronto is chartered
1855 Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
1862 General John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin TN
1864 Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria LA
1867 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7
1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team
1875 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
1877 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia vs England at MCG
1885 1st performance of César Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
1887 Michigan appoints 1st salaried game & fish warden in US(William Alden Smith)
1889 6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die
1892 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (New York NY)
1892 New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
1897 1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden
1901 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
1903 Frederick Lugard occupies Sokoto West Africa
1906 Brits Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
1907 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
1908 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"
1912 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
1913 1st Presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
1913 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
1915 Netherlands merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed & sinks in North Sea
1916 General Pershing, 15,000 troops chasing Villa into Mexico, stays 10-months
1916 University of Gent goes under Dutch control
1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, says he will abdicate
1919 American Legion forms (Paris France)
1922 1st southern radio station begins radio transmissions (WSB-AM, Atlanta GA)
1923 Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke
1926 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls
1928 Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
1930 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington NY
1930 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
1933 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
1934 US Information Service opens
1935 George Headley completes 270 in cricket vs England at Kingston
1937 1st blood bank is established (Chicago IL)
1937 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
1939 Hitler occupies Bohemia & Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independence
1940 Göring says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest
1941 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151
1943 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
1943 Red Army evacuates Kharkov
1944 Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing
1945 17th Academy Awards: "Going my Way", Bing Cosby & Ingrid Bergman win
1945 Bert Shepard (1 legged WWII veteran) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
1945 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
1945 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens
1945 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY
1946 British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence
1947 John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
1948 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team vs Western Australia
1948 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
1948 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" premieres at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
1950 NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
1951 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
1952 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
1952 Greatest 24-hour rainfall begins; 187 cm at La Réunion, Indian Ocean
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1953 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
1954 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
1954 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses
1955 US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
1955 WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
1956 Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion
1957 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
1958 "Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
1958 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 points
1958 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
1958 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1959 Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds
1959 WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
1960 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
1961 South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth
1962 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
1962 Donald Jackson of Canada, is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
1962 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
1962 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 points in an NBA season
1963 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington DC (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
1964 Liz Taylor's 5th marriage (Richard Burton)
1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1965 LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote
1965 TGIFriday's 1st restaurant opens in New York NY
1965 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Streisand
1966 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
1967 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
1967 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
1967 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville TN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1968 Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27' 2.75")
1968 British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns
1968 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
1968 LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
1968 Uprising in South Yemen
1968 US Mint stops buying & selling gold
1969 US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
1969 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute (100s dead)
1970 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
1970 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" premieres at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
1971 CBS TV announces it is dropping "Ed Sullivan Show"
1971 Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet
1972 Assassination attempt on Governor George Wallace of Alabama
1972 Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112
1972 NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle
1974 Brazilian President Garastazu Médici resigns
1975 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail CO
1975 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500 meter (37.99 seconds)
1976 Failed coup in Nigeria
1977 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
1977 US House of Representatives begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
1978 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000
1978 Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon to rid area of Palestine guerrillas
1978 People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1979 Apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80
1979 Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick
1979 Sarfraz takes 9-86 at MCG as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test
1981 "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC
1981 Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
1981 Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker
1982 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
1982 KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
1982 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
1983 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
1984 10th People's Choice Awards: Brooke Shields
1984 John Lennon's single "I'm Stepping Out" is released (4 years after his death)
1984 Tanzania adopts constitution
1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Funeral services held for Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme
1987 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
1987 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances
1987 13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby
1987 Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes & Joel Garner
1987 New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket
1987 US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay
1988 Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
1988 NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK
1988 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
1989 Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position
1989 New York Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
1990 Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil
1991 4 Los Angeles police are charged with beating Rodney King
1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults record 20¼'
1991 Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil
1992 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1992 UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation
1993 Vinod Kambli scores 227 vs Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
1994 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
1994 Experts from American League certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit
1997 Pittsburgh Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
1998 "Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater NYC
1998 Welch's/Circle K Golf Championship
1999 Pluto again becomes outermost planet

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Birthdates which occurred on March 16:


1585 Gerbrant A Bredero Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
1609 Michael Franck composer
1634 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette novelist
1651 Zaccaria Tevo composer
1663 Nicholas Siret composer
1729 Georg W "Franz" Panzer German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
1739 George Clymer US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
1745 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow composer
1750 Caroline Lucretia Herchel Hanover, Germany, 1st modern woman astronomer
1751 James Madison Port Conway VA, (D-R), 4th US President (1809-17)
1757 Bengt Lidner Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
1774 Matthew Flinders English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
1776 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs
1787 Georg Simon Ohm physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1802 George Archibald McCall Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1806 Norbert Rillieux inventor (sugar refiner)
1812 Henry Dwight Terry Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1814 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary composer
1821 Ernest Feydeau French author (Georges Feydeau)
1822 John Pope Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1822 Rosa Bonheur French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
1823 William Henry Monk composer
1832 Charles Camp Doolittle Brevet Major General (Union volunteer)
1836 Andrew S Hallidie inventor (cable car)
1839 René François Armand Sully Prudhomme France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
1849 James E Smith became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
1849 Reverend James E Smith became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
1856 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte French/English prince
1868 Maxim Gorki USSR, playwright (The Lower Depths, Night Asylum)
1873 Hippoliet Daeye Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
1876 Charles Halton Washington DC, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again)
1878 Clemens A Graaf von Galen cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-Nazi
1878 Henry B Walthall Shelby City AL, actor (Birth of a Nation, Klondike)
1878 Reza Sjah Pahlawi [Reza Chan], shah of Iran
1884 Harrison Ford Kansas City MO, silent screen actor (Just Married, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear , Rubber Tires)
1885 Giacomo Benvenuti composer
1885 Sydney Chaplin South Africa, actor (Limelight)
1892 César Vallejo Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
1893 Isobel Elsom actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger)
1896 Conrad Nagel Keokuk IA, actor (Celebrity Time)
1901 Walter E Schäfer German playwright
1902 Lucie Rie potter
1903 Mike Mansfield (Senator-Democrat-MT) majority whip
1903 Morgan Conway actor (Dick Tracy)
1903 Nicolai Lopatnikoff Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
1904 Clive Morton London England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker)
1906 Francisco Ayala writer
1906 Henny Youngman London England, comedian (Take my wife please)
1908 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler All the King's Men, Mambo)
1910 Aladar Gerevich Hungary, sabres (Olympics-gold-1948)
1910 Andrew Miller-Jones British TV pioneer
1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
1910 Martijn Lijnema boer/resistance fighter (WWII)
1910 Norman Wooland Düsseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
1912 Patricia Nixon [Thelma Catherine] Ely NV, 1st lady (1969-74)
1916 Lloyd McBride union president (United Steelworkers)
1918 Aldo E van Eyck Dutch architect (City Hall)
1918 Howard Boatwright composer
1919 Erno Kiraly composer
1920 John Addison Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Academy Award)
1920 Leo McKern Sydney Australia, actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared)
1920 Percy Mansell cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
1922 Geoffrey Freeman Allen railway writer
1922 Harding Lemay North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
1923 George Bean cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for England vs Australia)
1925 Cornell Borchers [Cornelia Bruch] Heydekrug Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
1926 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch] Newark NJ, entertainer/fund raiser (MDA), especially loved in France
1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan US ambassador to UN/(Senator-Democrat-NY, 1977-2001)
1927 Karlheinz Böhm Darmstadt Germany, actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural)
1927 Olga San Juan New York NY, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus)
1927 Vladimir M Komarov Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
1928 Christa Ludwig Berlin Germany, soprano (Vienna State Opera)
1928 Ramon Barce composer
1929 Edwin London composer
1930 Minoru Miky composer
1931 Betty Johnson Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
1931 Don Richard Carpenter novelist
1932 Ronnie Walter Cunningham Creston IA, Colonel USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1933 Ruth Bader Ginsberg justice (US Supreme Court)
1936 Thelma Hopkins England, high jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
1937 Constanca Capdeville composer
1937 David Del Tredici Cloverdale CA, composer (1980 Pulitzer)
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris)
1940 Jan P Pronk Dutch politician (PvdA)
1940 Jan Schaefer Dutch Assistant Secretary of State (PvdA)
1942 Chuck Woolery Kentucky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
1942 Jerry Jeff Walker composer (Mr BoJangles)
1945 Börries von Münchhausen writer, dies
1946 Erik Estrada New York NY, actor (CHiPs, Cross & Switchblade, Lightblast)
1948 Margaret [Edith] Weis US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
1948 Michael Bruce rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
1949 Bertha Knox Gilkey welfare & tenement rights for urban women
1949 Elliott Murphy US singer/songwriter
1949 Victor Garber Montréal Québec Canada, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd)
1951 Kate Nelligan London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)
1951 Ray Benson Philadelphia PA, country singer (House of Blue Lights)
1951 Ritchie Teeter rocker
1954 Dav Whatmore cricketer (Colombo Australia bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
1954 Hollis Stacy Savannah GA, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78)
1954 Jimmy Nail singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
1954 Nancy Wilson San Francisco CA, rocker (Heart-These Dreams, Never, What about Love)
1955 Isabelle Huppert Paris France, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate)
1956 Ozzie Newsome NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
1957 Pearl Moore WBL guard (New York Stars)
1959 Michael J Bloomfield Flint MI, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86)
1959 Stan Thorn Kenosha WI, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1961 Mel Gray NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1962 Marcel Brands soccer player (RKC)
1963 Phung Vuong Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1965 Cindy Brown US, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1988)
1966 Brad Bergen Prince Albert Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1966 Catarina Pollini WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
1966 David Nascimento soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
1966 Rodney Peete NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1967 Dan Owens NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
1967 John Mangum NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
1968 Jason van Blerk soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 Ottis Gibson cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, West Indies 1995)
1969 Pat Harlow NFL tackle (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
1969 Steve Israel NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots)
1970 Kelli James Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Brett Carolan NFL tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
1971 Eric Ravotti NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 Bert Zuurman soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1974 Heath Streak cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
1974 Lamont Burns guard (New York Jets)
1976 Michelle Rae Collie Miss Bahamas-Universe (1996)
1991 Wolfgang Van Halen son of Eddie Van Halen & Valerie Bertinelli.

Deaths which occurred on March 16:

0037 Tiberius Claudius Nero emperor of Rome (14-37), dies at 77
1072 Adalbert archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies
1536 Ibrahim Pasha grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45
1629 Emilia of Nassau daughter of Willem of Orange, dies at 59
1736 Giovanni B Pergolesi Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
1738 Georg Baehr German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
1804 Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli Italian playwright, dies at 75
1806 Giuseppe Colla composer, dies at 74
1819 Nicolas Sejan composer, dies at 73
1838 Nathaniel Bowditch astronomer & navigation expert, dies at 64
1841 Félix Savart French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
1843 Anton R Falck Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65
1867 Benjamin Hanby composer, dies at 33
1878 William Banting English undertaker, dies
1881 Modest P Mussorgsky Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42
1882 Charles R Darwin English naturalist (Origin of species), dies at 73
1887 Emanuel Kania composer, dies at 59
1898 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
1909 George Thorndike Angell lawyer (ASPCA), dies at 85
1910 Eduard FW Pflüger German physiologist, dies at 80
1914 Gaston Calmette editor (Le Figaro), killed by Madame Caillaux at 55
1914 Sir John Murray piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies
1919 Sigurd von Koch composer, dies at 39
1930 Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60
1933 Alfred Her Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
1935 John J R Macleod Scot/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), dies at 58
1937 J Austen Chamberlain English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
1938 Egon Friedell writer, dies
1940 Selma O Lagerlöf Swedish author (Nils Holgersson, Nobel-09), dies at 81
1941 John Murray Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73
1942 Alexander van Zemlinsky Austrian composer (African Dance), dies at 69
1945 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
1946 Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
1955 Mayhew Lake composer, dies at 75
1956 Joseph John Richards composer, dies at 77
1957 Mosa Pijade Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67
1958 Leon J Cadore pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65
1959 John Sailling last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111
1962 John Owen Jones composer, dies at 85
1964 Nicholas Joy actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
1967 James Friskin composer, dies at 80
1968 Bengt Gunnar Ekelöf Swedish poet (Nun Serviam), dies at 60
1968 June Collyer actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
1968 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco composer, dies at 72
1970 Arthur Adamov Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
1970 Tammi Terrell singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough, You're All I Need), dies from brain tumor at 23
1971 Bebe Daniels actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
1971 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith cricketer (Victoria & Australia), dies
1971 Thomas E Dewey US Presidential candidate (R 1944, 48), dies at 68
1972 Harold "Pie" Traynor hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 72
1973 Carl Benton Reid actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79
1973 M Revis [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
1975 T-Bone Walker blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64
1978 Aldo Moro 5 times Prime Minister of Italy, assassinated by terrorists
1979 Jean Monnet French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90
1983 Arthur Godfrey TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
1985 B V A Röling Dutch lawyer (WWII Tokyo trials), dies at 78
1985 Roger Huntington Sessions US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
1987 Scott McKay actor (Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 71
1988 Dorothy Adams Foulger actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
1990 Ernst Bacon composer, dies at 91
1991 7 members of Reba McIntire's band killed in a plane crash
1991 Jan H van Roijen Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85
1991 Wim van den Brink Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
1992 Renzhong Weangn China politician (1934-45), dies
1993 Chishu Ryu Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
1993 Djilalli Lyabès Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
1993 Don Randolph actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
1993 Giovanni Testori Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
1993 Mohammed Hussein Nagdi Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered
1995 Albert Maurice Hackett playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
1995 Clan Fraser of Lovat soldier/Landowner, dies at 83
1995 Lord Lovat [Shimi], Scottish landowner, dies at 83
1995 Sydney Simone band leader, dies at 80
1996 Joseph Lee Pope singer, dies at 62
1996 Olive Netta Parsons co-founder (Collet's bookshop), dies at 104
1996 Peter Clemoes Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76

On this day...March 16 Events[/b]

1079 Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar
1190 Jews of York England commit mass sucide rather than submit to baptism
1345 Holy spirit glides above fire; "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
1517 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen
1521 Magelhaes' fleet discovers Zamal (Samar)
1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
1527 Battle at Khanua: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Rajputen
1621 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth MA
1641 General court declares Rhode Island a democracy & adopts new constitution
1660 English Long Parliament disbands
1690 French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
1730 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
1731 Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England & Netherlands
1792 Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera
1802 Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point NY)
1802 US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
1815 Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
1822 Composer Gioacchino Rossini marries Spanish soprano
1827 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (New York NY), begins publishing
1829 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
1830 London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard) forms
1830 New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1833 Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands
1836 Texas approves a constitution
1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published
1861 Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
1861 Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1862 Battle at Pound Gap KY: Confederates separate battles
1865 Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)
1869 Hiram R Revels makes the 1st official speech by a black in the Senate
1871 1st fertilizer law enacted
1872 1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton
1876 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (New York)
1877 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 vs England
1882 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris France
1896 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG)
1900 American League meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an American League teams will be in Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland & Buffalo
1900 Sir Arthur Evans finds old city of Knossus
1907 1st first-class cricket game between New South Wales & Western Australia
1910 Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona
1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ontario) 13-4
1912 Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Washington DC
1915 British battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle
1915 Federal Trade Commission organizes
1916 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
1916 US & Canada sign Migratory bird treaty
1918 Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published
1919 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg
1920 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
1922 Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
1922 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
1923 Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna
1926 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meter)
1929 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
1930 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
1931 Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Netherlands)
1933 Hitler names Hjalmar Shaft, president of Bank of Germany
1934 Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1935 Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1937 All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32
1938 Noël Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
1938 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
1939 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
1939 Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-New York Rangers (7), New York Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
1940 German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow
1941 Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
1941 Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize
1941 National Gallery of Art opens in Washington DC
1943 Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Netherlands) torpedoed & sinks
1944 Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death
1945 US defeats Japan at Iwo Jima
1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
1947 Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 1st annual National Book Awards
1952 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Réunion (world record)
1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1953 American League rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore
1955 Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
1955 President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1956 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright
1956 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating New York Rangers 14-1
1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1959 Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
1962 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
1962 US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
1966 "Man From Uncle" star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1966 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1967 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
1968 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
1968 Robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign
1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1969 Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
1969 Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
1970 New English Bible published
1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
1972 John & Yoko are served with deportation papers
1974 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
1975 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
1975 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
1976 British premier Harold Wilson resigns
1977 US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
1978 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast
1978 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 US Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty
1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1983 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
1984 Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty
1985 Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
1985 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 years
1986 Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1988 Federal grand jury indicts Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North & Navy Vice Adm. John M. Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
1988 North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
1988 US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
1991 7 members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
1991 Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
1991 New Jersey Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
1991 New York Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
1992 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
1994 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
1994 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15
1995 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
1995 Mississippi House of Representatives ratifies 13th Amendement-formally abolishes slavery
1995 World best 7th wicket stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
1996 Mike Tyson KOs Frank Bruno in 2nd round
1997 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
1997 New Jersey Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
1997 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
1997 Toshiba Senior Golf Classic

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Birthdates which occurred on March 17:


1473 James IV king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1578 Francesco Albana Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1664 Georg Osterreich composer
1675 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss composer
1685 Jean-Marc Nattier French portrait painter
1746 Jan David Holland composer
1777 Roger Brooke Taney Calvert MD, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott decision)
1780 Thomas Chalmers 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
1781 Dominique J de Eerens Governor-General of Netherland Indies
1787 George Simon Ohm physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1789 Edmund Kean London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
1804 James Bridger scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellence
1820 Patrick Edward Connor Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 Rodolphe Bresdin French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
1826 Oskar Peschel German journalist/geography (Völkerkunder)
1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne the "Stonewall" of the West (Major General-Confederate Army)
1832 Moncure Daniel Conway US, clergyman/author/abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
1832 Walter Quintin Gresham Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Gottlieb Daimler Germany, engineer/inventor/auto pioneer-designed 1st motorcycle
1839 Josef Rheinberger Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
1846 Kate Greenaway England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
1848 Horace Wadham Nicholl composer
1872 Billy Quaife cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
1873 Chard Somerset 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
1873 Margaret Bondfield British Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1874 Kincsem horse that never lost a race
1874 Stephen Samuel Wise US, president of Zionist Organization of America
1876 Frederic Ayers composer
1877 Albert P Hahn Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1880 Guillermo Uribe Holguin composer
1881 Kristian Elster Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
1887 Ben Sajet Dutch physician/politician
1888 Frank Buck actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs)
1890 Harold Morris composer
1892 Sayed Darwish composer
1894 Paul Green US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz] Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor (3 Stooges, Bank Dick)
1899 Gloria Swanson Chicago IL, actress (Sadie Thompson, Killer Bees)
1900 Alfred Newman New Haven, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
1901 Eisaku Sato premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
1902 Bobby Jones Jr Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
1906 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim] Berlin, actress (Gloria, Gold)
1906 Michael O'Shea Hartford CT, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)
1906 Tamara Geva dancer
1907 Jan M J van Houtte premier Belgium (1952-54)
1908 Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer
1908 Radie Britain composer
1909 Patrick Reilly British diplomat
1909 Greta Lillian Griffithies Bob Maar's Mother born Aurora,Ont.
1910 Bayard Rustin civil rights leader
1911 Raffaele d' Alessandro composer
1914 Sammy Baugh Temple TX, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)
1915 Hans Namuth German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
1915 William Roycroft Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympics-bronze-1976)
1917 Arthur Basil Cotle medievalist
1917 Brian Boydell composer
1918 D Arendo [Arend Honhoff] Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
1918 Mercedes McCambridge Joliet IL, actress (Exorcist, All the King's Men)
1918 Wilhelmus M J Russell Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
1919 Hank Sauer baseball player (National League MVP 1952)
1919 Nat "King" Cole Montgomery AL, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)
1920 John La Montaine Oak Park IL, composer (Pulitzer 1959)
1921 Mick Harvey cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
1922 Megan Bull British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
1923 Margaret Bondfield 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)
1924 Stephen Dodgson composer
1925 G M Hughes British zoologist
1925 Jerome Lejeune physiologist
1926 Siegfried Lenz German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
1927 Kenneth S Goldstein folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff composer
1927 Nancy Sheehan writer
1927 Patrick Allen Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
1927 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze composer
1928 Edino Krieger composer
1930 James Benson Irwin Pittsburgh PA, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1931 Eunice Gayson London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
1932 Dick Curless singer/songwriter
1934 Erhard Grosskopf composer
1934 Q T Macon blues vocal/guitar
1935 Adam Wade Pittsburgh PA, actor/singer (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
1935 H Wollschläger writer
1935 Renee Taylor actress/comedian (Last of the Red Hot Lovers)
1936 Ladislaw Kupkovic composer
1936 Thomas K Mattingly II Chicago IL, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
1937 Galina Samsova ballerina
1938 Rudolf Nureyev Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
1939 Shahid Mahmoud cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pakistan Test)
1940 Vito Picone rocker (Elegants)
1941 Clarence Collins US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
1941 Edward Harper composer
1941 Gene Pitney Hartford CT, rock singer (Town without Pity)
1942 John Wayne Gacy Jr Chicago IL, serial killer (32 boys)
1942 Paul Kantner rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship-White Rabbit)
1942 Sidney K Barthelmy US politician(?)
1943 Don Mitchell Houston TX, actor (Mark-Ironside)
1944 Cito Gaston MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
1944 Danny DeVito Neptune NJ, actor (Louie-Taxi, Twins)
1944 John Sebastian New York NY, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)
1944 Pat McCauley N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944 Patti Boyd Somerset England, (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
1945 Paco Gonzalez race horse trainer
1946 Harold Brown Long Beach CA, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)
1946 Michael Peter Finnissey composer
1947 Ian Gomm rock guitarist
1948 Fran Byrne rocker
1948 Pat Lloyd rocker
1948 Robert Braunwart who added thousands of dates to this database
1948 William [Ford] Gibson Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
1949 Patrick Duffy Townsend MT, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
1951 Kurt Russell Springfeild MA, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)
1951 Scott Gorham Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns, Jailbreak)
1954 Lesley-Anne Down London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
1954 Rena Jones rock vocalist
1954 Wally Stocker London England, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
1955 Bill Beyers actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
1955 Cynthia McKinney (Representative-Democrat-GA)
1955 Gary Sinise actor (Apollo 13, Forrest Gump)
1955 Paul Overstreet Van Cleave MS, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
1956 Will Rigby rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
1957 Robin Cousins Bristol England, figure skater (Olympics-gold-1980)
1959 Brian Douglas Jones Auckland New Zealand, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
1959 Danny Ainge NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
1959 Mike Lindup British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
1959 Terry Hall (Specials Fun Boy 3)
1960 Lee Ann Michelle Surrey England, playmate (February 1979)
1960 Vicki Lewis Cincinnati OH, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
1961 Casey Siemaszko Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)
1962 Clare Grogan rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
1962 Janet Patricia Gardner Juneau AK, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962 Patrick Thomas Burke Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
1962 Roxy Dora Petrucci Rochester MN, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1963 Rebeca Arthur actress (Mary Anne-Perfect Strangers, Opposites Attract)
1963 Roger Harper cricketer (Guyana & West Indies off-spinner Extraordinary field)
1964 Alex Shoumidoub NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1964 Don Griffin NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
1964 Rob Lowe Charlottesville VA, actor (St Elmo's Fire, West Wing, Wayne's World, Class)
1964 Ron Warren Jr jockey (Bay Meadows)
1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux Boston MA, US fencer (Olympics-92)
1965 John Smiley Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1966 Andrew Hudson cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs West Indies 1992)
1967 Chris Luongo Detroit MI, NHL defenseman (New York Islanders)
1967 Kim Cathrein Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International-24th)
1967 Melissa Allen Portland OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
1967 Van Conner rocker (Screaming Trees)
1968 Judy Mosley McAfee WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
1968 Tyrone Hill NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1969 Andrew McMarlin Vienna VA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1969 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1969 Gilbert Schaller Bruck Austria, tennis star
1970 Shannan Mitchem Decatur GA, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets)
1971 Katrina Colleton WNBA guard/forward (Los Angeles Sparks)
1971 Tommy Thigpen WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 Mia Hamm Selma AL, soccer forward (Olympics-96, US Women's World Cup-99)
1973 Amelia Weatherly actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
1973 Jerome Woods safety (Kansas City Chiefs)
1974 Eric Lane running back (New York Giants)
1974 John Hall kicker (New York Jets)
1976 Stephen Gately Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1977 Hadeel Abol-Naga Miss Egypt-Universe (1996)
1977 Iveta Jankularova Miss Slovak Republic-Universe (1996)

Deaths which occurred on March 17:

0180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58
0461 St Patrick patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)
0659 Gertrudis van Nijvel saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32
1040 Harold British King (1035-40), dies
1516 Giuliano de' Medici monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1565 Alexander Alesius [Aless/Alane], theologist/physician, dies at 64
1588 Petrus Dathenus Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 Pieter Bast [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
1640 Philip Massinger dramatist, dies
1649 Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
1653 Johan van Galen Admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
1680 François Duc de La Rochefoucauld writer, dies
1704 Menno baron van Coehoorn fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63
1764 George Parker English astronomer, dies
1796 Pieter Paulus lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
1801 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer composer, dies at 64
1803 Candido Jose Ruano composer, dies at 42
1806 David Dale industrialist & philanthropist, dies
1846 Friedrich W Bessel German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61
1849 Willem II Frederik GL King of Netherlands (1840-49), dies at 56
1853 Christian Doppler physicist, dies
1855 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle composer, dies at 65
1857 Adolph Trube composer, dies at 42
1861 Petter Conrad Boman composer, dies at 56
1862 Fromental Halevy [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
1863 John Pelham US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24
1864 Alexandre Calamo Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53
1889 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
1891 Napoleon JKP Bonaparte Fren prince/member National Convention, dies at 68
1898 Blanche Kelso Bruce (Senator-MS, 1875-1881), dies in Washington DC at 57
1901 Franz Melde German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
1902 George William Warren composer, dies at 73
1906 Carlos Calvo Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
1910 Joaquin Valverde composer, dies at 64
1915 Walter Crane English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69
1927 James Scott Skinner composer, dies at 83
1933 Ferdinand Von Alten actor (Champagne), dies at 48
1941 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel Russian writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
1941 Joachim Schepke German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
1949 Felix Bressart actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
1953 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta composer, dies at 73
1954 Victor Rousseau Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
1956 Fred Allen comedian (Colgate Comedy Hour, Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
1959 Raffaele d' Alessandro composer, dies on 48th birthday
1961 Suzanna Salter 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101
1962 Frank Orth actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
1963 William Henry Squire composer, dies at 91
1965 Almos Alonzo Stagg football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
1965 Quentin Reynolds newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
1966 Walter Lang composer, dies at 69
1967 Frank Wisbar director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
1967 Richard Reeves actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), dies at 54
1970 Fernand Crommelynck Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
1971 Ernst Bachmeister writer, dies
1972 Manny Martindale cricketer (10 Tests for West Indies, 34 wickets), dies
1973 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
1974 Carroll Nye actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72
1974 Louis I Kahn Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
1976 Luchino Visconti di Modrone It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
1978 George Dickinson cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for New Zealand), dies
1979 Merv Inverarity cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
1980 Rudolf G Escher Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
1982 Hans ter Laag Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
1982 Jan Kuiper Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
1982 Joop Willemsen Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
1982 Koos Koster Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
1985 Dattu Phadkar cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
1986 Hal Buckley actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
1988 Reg Sinfield cricketer (one Test for England vs Australia 1938), dies
1989 Merritt Butrick actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
1990 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre] actress (Rendez-Vous de Juillet, Curse of the Pink Panther), commits suicide in Lausanne Switzerland at 57
1990 Marí Mejía Guatemalian feminist, murdered
1990 Rick Grech rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
1992 Charles Rea British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
1992 George Lovi US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
1992 Grace Stafford Lantz cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
1992 Jack Arnold actor/director (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
1993 Helen Hayes actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92
1993 Laadi Flici Algerian MP, murdered
1993 Skip Young actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
1994 Arthur C Jacobs poet, dies at 57
1994 Harold Myers film journalist, dies at 81
1994 Mai Zetterling actress (Night is My Future), dies of cancer at 68
1994 Walter Janka German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
1995 Ahmad Khomeini youngest son of Iran ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
1995 Donald Baverstock television Producer, dies at 71
1995 Marcus Jan Adriani biologist/director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
1995 Rick Aviles US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
1995 Ronnie Kray English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
1995 Sunnyland Smart jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
1996 Bela Szigeti theoretical physicist, dies at 83
1996 Kenneth Jameson art educationalist, dies at 83
1996 Rene Clement film director, dies at 83
1996 Thomas Enders diplomat, dies at 64
1997 Gail Davis actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71

On this day...March 17 Events

0432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
0455 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 French king François I freed from Spain
1537 French troops invade Flanders
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1658 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1672 England declares war on Netherlands
1722 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
1753 1st official St Patrick's Day
1755 Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
1756 St Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown & Thistle Tavern
1757 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java
1762 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
1766 Britain repeals Stamp Act
1776 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1800 English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
1804 Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell" premieres
1824 England & Netherlands sign a trade agreement
1833 Phoenix Society forms (New York)
1836 Texas abolishes slavery
1842 Indians land in Ohio, a 12²-mile area in Upper Sandusky
1845 Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
1847 Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Macbeth" is produced (Florence)
1854 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester MA
1860 Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh [sic]
1861 Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
1863 Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)
1868 Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
1870 Massachusetts legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary
1871 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
1876 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
1876 General Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux Indian camps
1877 Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 vs England
1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay CA
1886 Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
1891 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
1894 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
1897 Robert Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
1898 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, New York NY (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
1899 Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
1900 Stanley Cup: Montréal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2
1901 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
1902 Stanley Cup: Montréal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
1905 Eleanor Roosevelt marries FDR in New York
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckraker"
1906 Stanley Cup: Montréal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montréal outscores Ottawa 12-10
1908 Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 88 seconds)
1910 DHC soccer team forms in Delft Netherlands
1912 Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
1917 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
1917 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne
1918 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Rosemary Beresford
1918 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1919 Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hour day & minimum wages
1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
1921 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
1924 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in New York NY
1924 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
1924 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
1926 Dutch Calvinists oust Reverend J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
1926 Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in New York NY
1926 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
1927 US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
1929 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
1929 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
1931 Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
1932 German police raid Hitler's Nazi-headquarter
1934 Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gömbös sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)
1935 KSO-AM in Des Moines IA call sign is given to KWCR
1941 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC opens
1942 Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
1942 General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1943 Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
1943 F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in New York NY
1944 Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke
1945 Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
1950 Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
1950 Element 98 (Californium) announced
1951 Government of Drees takes power
1951 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England vs New Zealand Christchurch
1953 Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St Louis Browns for $2,475M
1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Maurice "Rocket" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montréal
1956 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball
1957 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
1957 Ramon Magsaysay, President of Philippines dies in a plane crash
1958 Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape
1959 Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations
1959 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
1960 WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 New York DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
1961 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1963 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
1963 Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)
1963 Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,500 Balinese
1965 Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1966 South Africa government bans Defense & Aid Fund
1966 US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1968 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US & 6 European nations
1968 Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open
1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th Prime Minister
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open
1970 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of Los Angeles Dodgers
1970 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
1972 Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973 St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
1975 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000 meter (1:16.92)
1976 Malikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.76)
1976 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
1978 Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
1978 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
1979 World Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
1979 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia & R Gardner (USA)
1979 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
1979 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
1981 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
1983 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 9th People's Choice Awards
1985 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1985 Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
1987 Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an inning of 96 vs Pakistan
1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo Norway
1988 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game: Loyola-Marymnt 119, Wyoming 115
1988 Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
1989 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
1989 Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade
1990 PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
1991 Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St Patrick Day parade
1991 John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire" premieres in New York NY
1991 New Jersey raises turnpike tolls 70%
1991 Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1991 USSR holds a referendum to determine if they should stay together; 9 of 15 Soviet representatives officially approve new union treaty
1992 "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances
1992 18th People's Choice Awards: Garth Brooks & Reba McEntire
1992 De Klerk wins a white only referendum
1992 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina killing 29
1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
1993 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
1994 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
1994 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
1994 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
1995 British £ hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
1995 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
1995 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
1996 "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
1996 "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
1996 Aravinda De Silva gets 107 & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
1996 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1996 Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
1996 Montréal Canadien's 1st game in their new arena
1996 Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
1997 CNN begins Spanish broadcasts
1998 USA Women's Hockey Team beats Canada for 1st Olympics Gold medal

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Birthdates which occurred on March 18:


1380 Liduina van Schiedam Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
1483 Raphael painter (Sistine Madonna)
1548 Cornelis Ketel Dutch portrait painter/poet
1556 François-Hercule de Valois French duke of Anjou/Brabant
1578 Adam Elsheimer German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
1609 Frederick III king of Denmark & Norway (1648-70), absolutist
1644 Gottfried Wegner composer
1657 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni Italian composer
1690 Christian Goldbach German mathematician (Goldbach position)
1734 Joseph Schmitt composer
1756 Johann Christoph Vogel composer
1765 David H Chassé Dutch baron/General (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
1781 Gustave Vogt composer
1782 John Caldwell Calhoun Abbeville SC, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1829-37)
1809 Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés [Placido], Cuban poet
1813 Friedrich Hebbel writer
1829 William Robertson Boggs Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1830 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges French historian/sociologist
1837 [Stephen] Grover Cleveland Caldwell NJ, 22nd & 24th President (1885-1889, 1893-1897)
1838 Jan B Stobbaerts Flemish painter
1838 Sir Randal Cremer Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
1839 Francis Fessenden Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1842 Stéphane Mallarmé French poet (L'Après-midi d'un faune)
1843 Jules Vandenpeereboom premier of Belgium (1899)
1844 Nicolai Andreevich Rimski-Korsakov Tikhvin Russia, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee, Scheherazade)
1848 Nathaniel Herreshoff America Cup yacht designer
1858 Rudolph C K Diesel German engineer (Diesel motor)
1864 Karl M Lybeck Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
1866 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu composer
1866 John Loudon Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
1867 Michael G de Boer historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
1869 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40)
1872 Frank Hoyt Losey composer
1877 Clem Hill cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
1880 Christopher K H de Nerée tot Babberich cartoonist
1881 Oliver Seibert hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
1881 Paul Le Flem composer
1882 Gian Francesco Malipiero composer
1886 Edward Everett Horton Brooklyn NY, actor/narrator (Bullwinkle Show)
1886 Kurt Koffka Germany, Gestalt psychologist
1886 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
1888 Joseph Csaky Hungarian/French sculptor
1889 F Rijkens oldest living person in Netherlands
1890 Gerardus van der Leeuw Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
1892 Robert P Tristram Coffin poet/reporter (WWII)
1893 Wilfred Owen England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
1897 Betty Compson actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
1898 Otto Jochum composer
1899 Lavrenti Beria chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
19-- Geoffrey Owens actor (Elvin-Cosby Show)
19-- Jeff LaBar rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
19-- Margueritte Ray actress (To Sleep With Anger)
1901 Piotr Perkowski composer
1905 John Kirkpatrick New York NY, pianist (Concord Sonata)
1905 Mollie Parnis New York NY, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection)
1905 Robert Donat Withington Manchester England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
1906 Roy L Johnson US Admiral (WWII-Pacific Ocean)
1907 Eleanor L "Betty" Compton US actress (Here Comes Trouble)
1908 Louis Gaste songwriter
1910 Chiang Ching-huo son of Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek
1911 Smiley Burnette Summum IL, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
1913 Margaret Hesse princess of Hesse/Rhine
1913 Rene Clement Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
1913 William Hutchinson Murray mountaineer/author
1914 Cesar Guerra Peixe composer
1914 James Pack naval officer museum curator
1915 Richard Thomas Condon author
1916 Louis Toebosch composer
1919 Laila Schou Nilsen Norway, downhill skier (Olympics-gold-1936)
1919 Len Johnson cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
1920 Eric Halsall sheepdog trial commentator
1920 John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], Poland, Pope (1978- )
1922 Egon Bahr German journalist/politician
1924 Madhussudan Rege cricketer (15 runs in only Test India vs West Indies 1948-49)
1925 Peter Graves Minneapolis MN, actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible)
1927 George Plimpton New York NY, sports writer (Paper Lion)
1927 John Harold Kander composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer)
1928 Fidel V Ramos President (Philippines)
1928 William R Boggs Georgia, Brigadier General/chief of engineers under Bragg
1929 Christa Wolf German novelist (Divided Heaven)
1929 Ctirad Kohoutek composer
1929 Kai Winding rocker
1930 Maurice Peress New York NY, conductor (Kansas City Philharmonic 1974-80)
1931 Howard Coble (Representative-Republican-NC, 1985- )
1932 F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk President South Africa (1989-94)
1932 John Updike Shillington PA, poet/novelist (A Month of Sundays, Brazil, The Centaur, Rabbit Run)
1933 Unita Blackwell 1st black mayor in Mississippi
1934 Pavle Despalj composer
1936 Hans Peter Bleuel writer (Sex and Society in Nazi Germany)
1936 Robert Lee Smith US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
1936 Tony Nash England, bobsled (Olympics-gold-1964)
1937 Mark Donohue auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
1937 Robin Wright race horse trainer
1938 Carl Gottlieb comedian (Ken Berry Wow Show)
1938 Charley Pride Sledge MS, country singer (Just Between You And Me, Sweet Country)
1938 Shashi Kapoor Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
1939 Travis Pritchett rocker (Travis & Bob)
1940 Kathy Hutchinson race horse trainer
1941 Wilson Pickett Prattville AL, R&B singer (Funky Broadway)
1941 Wolfgang Bauer writer
1942 Ann Packer England, 800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)
1943 Kevin Dobson Jackson Heights NY, actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon)
1945 Aleksey Vakhonin USSR, bantam weight (Olympics-gold-1964)
1945 Eric Woolfson Glasgow Scotland, composer/musician (Alan Parsons Project, Woolfson Entertainment Group)
1946 Michael Reagan talk show host, Ronald's son
1947 Barry Wilson England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1947 David Lloyd cricketer (England opener, 214 vs India 1974)
1947 Robert Harrison rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1947 Steven H Schiff (Representative-Republican-NM)
1948 Eknath Solkar cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
1949 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins Irish snooker player (2X world-champion)
1949 Starr Danias New York NY, ballerina (Turning Point)
1950 Brad Dourif Huntington WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)
1950 James Conlon New York NY, conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979)
1950 John Hartman Falls Church VA, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers-Taking it to the Streets)
1953 Helmer C Koetje Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1953 Jamie West-Oram rocker (Fixx)
1953 Margaret L Augustine Buffalo NY, project manager (Biosphere 2)
1953 Nicholas Wisdom cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
1954 James F Reilly II Mount Home AFB ID, PhD/astronaut (STS 89)
1955 Graham Porter cricketer (1 day international for Australia 1979)
1956 "The Model" Rick Martel [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1956 Ingamar Stenmark Sweden, slalom (Olympics-2 gold-1980)
1957 Christer Fuglesang Stockholm Sweden, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup)
1957 Melvin Gentry vocalist/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1958 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein, skier (Olympics-silver-1980)
1959 Irene Cara Bronx New York NY, actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury)
1960 Claudia Udy Albuquerque NM, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce)
1960 Guy Carbonneau Sept-Iles Québec Canada, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1960 Patricia Farinelli Los Angeles CA, playmate (December, 1981)
1960 Richard Biggs Columbus OH, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives)
1961 Kevan James cricketer (all-rounder 4 wickets/4 balls & ton vs India 1996)
1961 Mark Van Thillo Wilrijk Belgium, co-captain (Biosphere 2)
1961 Todd Nelson Dalles OR, tennis star
1962 Thomas Ian Griffith actor (Vampires, Catlin-Another World)
1962 Trevor Franklin cricketer (opened for New Zealand mid-80's)
1963 Vanessa L Williams Tarrytown NY, 1st black Miss America (1984)/singer (Colors of the Wind)/actress (Eraser)
1964 Bonnie Blair Champaign IL, speed skater (Olympics-5 gold/bronze-88, 92, 94)
1964 Christina Ferguson Phoenix AZ, playmate (April 1983)
1965 Geronimo Berroa Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Oakland A's)
1965 Jeff Labarr rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1966 Jerry Cantrell US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 Andre Rison NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs)
1967 Derrick Graham NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Car Panthers, Seat Seahawks)
1968 Joseph Ouellet hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1968 Pat Terrell NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1969 Michael Dumas NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 Shaun Udal cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England tourist to Australia 1994-95)
1969 Sheila Taormina 4X200 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 Michael Rapaport actor (Zak-Zebrahead)
1970 Queen Latifah [Dana Owens] Newark NJ, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)
1970 Sarah Thorsett Winona MN, 1.5k runner
1971 Mariaan de Swardt Johannesburg, tennis star (1996 3rd round Australia)
1973 Marlon Kerner NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
1973 Rob Johnson NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1974 Petra Kamstra Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
1974 Tina Krizan Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
1974 Torrian Gray safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1975 Claude N'Goran Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
1975 Kimmo Timonen hockey defenseman (Team Finland Olympics-Bronze-1998)
1978 Dionne Bainbridge Brisbane Queensland Australia, New Zealand 200 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)
1996 ? son of woman in coma raped by John Horace

Deaths which occurred on March 18:

978 St Edward the Martyr king of Anglo-Saxons (975-78) dies
0235 Marcus Aurelius Alexander Syrian emperor of Rome (222-235), murdered
0978 Edward the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78)/st, murdered at 15
1227 Honorius III [Cencio Savelli], Pope (1216-27), dies
1314 Jacques De Molay the last grand master of Order of Knights, dies
1493 John of Lannoy Flemish Governor/viceroy of Netherlands/Zealand, dies at 82
1582 Jean Jaurequi Basque murderer of Willem of Orange, lynched
1584 Ivan IV the terrible, Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53
1690 Charles duke of Lutherans, dies
1745 Robert Walpole 1st English premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1768 Lawrence Sterne writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
1799 John Randall composer, dies at 82
1816 Johann Paul Schulthesius composer, dies at 67
1817 Johann Jakob Walder composer, dies at 67
1823 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval composer, dies at 69
1870 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide composer, dies at 48
1875 Ferdinand Laub composer, dies at 43
1876 F Freiligrath writer, dies at 65
1882 Morgan Earp brother of Wyatt Earp, shot and killed while playing billiards in Tombstone
1886 Leopold Zunz German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
1889 William Henry Monk composer, dies at 66
1899 Douglas Strutt Galton English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
1899 Svetolik Rankovic Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
1900 António Nobre Portuguese poet (Só [Lonely]), dies at 32
1913 George I king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
1917 William Shalders South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
1918 Willem Coenen composer, dies at 80
1924 John Frederick Bridge composer, dies at 79
1928 Paul van Ostaijen Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
1933 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
1936 Egon Friedell Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
1938 Cyril Rootham composer, dies at 62
1944 Benjamin Delmonte theater director/actor, dies at 79
1954 Walter Mead cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
1956 Friedrich Panzer German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
1956 Louis Bromfield writer, dies at 59
1964 Norbert Wiener US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
1965 Farouk I last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
1967 Jimmy Blaine singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
1968 Manuel Gomez Carillo composer, dies at 85
1969 Barbara Bates actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
1971 George Wood England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
1973 Lauritz L H Melchior Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
1974 David C Imboden actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
1976 James McCartney father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
1976 Robert de Roos composer, dies at 69
1977 Marien Ngouabi President of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
1978 Faith Baldwin US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
1978 Peggy Wood actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
1980 Erich Fromm German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
1980 Herman Griffith cricketer (13 Tests for West Indies, 44 wickets), dies
1982 Georg G Lampe Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
1983 Umberto of Piemonte King Umberto II of Italy (1946), dies
1984 Charlie Lau White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
1984 Paul Frances Webster lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
1985 Jack Miller orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
1986 Bernard Malamud US writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
1987 Bil Baird puppeteer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 82
1989 Piet Kruiver Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
1989 William Challee actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
1990 Robin Harris actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
1991 Jack McCoy Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
1991 Vilma Banky actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
1992 Cornelis B Vaandrager [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
1995 Charles Drain singer, dies at 65
1995 Frederic Ramsey Jr folklorist/author, dies at 80
1995 Heinrich Sutermeister Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
1996 Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis poet, dies at 84
1996 Hawkes Jessie Jacquetta Priestley archaeologist, dies at 85
1997 ? raped comatose woman who bore a child 1 year earlier, dies at 30
1997 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist) dead Alzheimer's at 92

On this day...March 18 Events

0417 St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0731 St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1167 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1190 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England
1229 German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem
1438 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany
1509 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
1543 Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1582 Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
1583 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
1673 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1754 Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1766 British Parliament reinstitutes the Stamp Act
1773 Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
1793 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
1810 "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in New York
1813 David Melville, Newport RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
1818 Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Pennsylvania (275 meter long)
1835 Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass
1847 1st Dutch public telegram
1850 Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
1858 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
1859 Vera Cruz besieged by Miramón (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
1865 Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma AL
1865 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1870 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland CA)
1871 Communards revolt in Paris France
1877 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington DC
1881 [PT] Barnum & [James A] Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (Madison Square Garden)
1890 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
1891 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1892 Lord Stanley proposes silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
1895 200 blacks leave Savannah GA for Liberia
1899 Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
1900 Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
1902 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
1902 Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna
1904 1st performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1910 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, New York NY
1911 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
1914 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
1915 Failed British attack in Dardanelles
1915 French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
1915 Turkey's Canakkale (Trojan) Sea Victory against allied powers(USA, Australia, England, Italy) during First World War
1918 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
1918 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
1919 Order of DeMolay is established in Kansas City
1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
1921 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
1921 Steamer "Hong Kong" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
1922 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience
1922 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
1925 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed through Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, & Tennessee killing 689
1929 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The New Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
1930 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
1930 Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh (US)
1931 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
1931 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
1933 Radio Clube de Mocambique's, 1st radio transmission
1933 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Maribel Vinson
1933 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Roger Turner
1937 Gas explosion in school in New London TX; 296 die
1938 New York 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1938 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
1940 Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
1942 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed & sinks
1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod
1944 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store
1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1945 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1945 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals
1945 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1948 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1949 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ratified
1949 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
1950 CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
1951 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1952 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
1952 Communist offensive in Korea
1953 15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68
1953 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1953 KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 National League approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
1955 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1957 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus MS (NBC) begins
1958 Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
1959 Boston Celtics' Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1959 President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 Algerian War ends after 7½ years of fighting (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
1963 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 Supreme Court's Miranda Decision: defendants must have lawyers
1963 WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
1965 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
1965 USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 minutes)
1966 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
1966 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1967 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
1967 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off the Isles of Scilly Cornwall UK & spills oil
1968 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
1968 WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
1970 Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1970 Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
1970 NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
1971 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1972 AIAW 1st basketball championship, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48
1972 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston University)
1972 Memphis' Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 points in a game
1972 People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1973 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1975 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1977 Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"
1977 US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia
1977 Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA
1978 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1979 "On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 performances
1979 Battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday Iran
1979 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1980 Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
1981 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1985 Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
1985 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
1986 Exciting draw in final gives New South Wales the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
1986 Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money
1987 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew)
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
1989 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 points in a game
1989 Investor group led by George W Bush & Edward W Rose purchases controlling interest of Texas Rangers
1990 1st free elections in German Democratic Republic, Conservatives beat Communists
1990 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
1990 A Tampa little leaguer, dies, after being struck by a pitch
1990 Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
1990 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
1990 Loyola Marymount beats Michigan Wolverines 149-115, highest NCAA score
1991 Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
1991 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round
1991 Philadelphia '76ers retire Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey
1991 Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 performances
1992 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
1992 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
1993 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
1993 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record ƒ12.2 billion
1993 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
1993 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
1994 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
1994 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
1994 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
1995 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
1995 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada
1995 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
1996 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
1997 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die

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Birthdates which occurred on March 19:


1503 Benedetto Varchi Italy, humanist/historian (Storia Fiorentina)
1589 William Bradford Governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years (baptized)
1593 Georges de la Tour French painter
1601 Alonzo Cano Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
1604 Johan IV composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
1610 Hasegawa Tohaku Japanese painter
1629 Aleksei M Romanov 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
1673 Pedro Vaz Rego composer
1715 Charles-Joseph van Helmont composer
1716 Guillaume Coustou Jr French sculptor (Mausolée du Dauphin)
1721 Tobias Smollett Scottish writer, baptized
1728 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen Flemish (court)painter
1734 Thomas McKean US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
1740 Johann Georg Roser composer
1740 Joseph F Weigl Germany, violin cellist
1742 Zacharias H Alewijn Dutch literary/poet
1745 Nicolas Sejan composer
1752 Jose Mauricio composer
1767 Leonhard von Call composer
1777 Anton R Falck Dutch minister of Education/diplomat
1785 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann composer
1809 Fredrik Pacius composer
1813 David Livingstone Scotland, explorer (found by Stanley in Africa)
1816 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst composer
1817 Lewis Henry Little Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1819 David Henry Williams Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1821 Francis Barretto Spinola Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1821 Sir Richard Burton explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)
1821 William Allingham Irish poet (Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
1823 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn Dutch Governor of Surinam (1873-82)
1827 Alexander Shaler Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1911
1837 Robert Daniel Johnston Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
1844 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown Finnish playwright (Kovan onnen lapsia)
1845 Willem H de Beaufort Dutch historian/politician
1847 Constantin Dimitrescu composer
1848 Wyatt Earp Monmouth IL, marshall-fought in Gunfight at the OK Corral
1851 Roque Sáenz Peña President of Argentina (1910-14)
1860 William Jennings Bryan "The Great Commoner" orator/statesman
1871 Joseph McGinnity Rock Island IL, baseball pitcher (New York Giants)
1871 Schofield Haigh cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
1872 Sergei Diaghilev Gruzino Novgorod Russia, ballet director
1873 Max Reger Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/professor (Leipzig University)
1874 Arthur Hoyt Georgetown CO, actor (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along)
1879 Joseph Haas German (opera) composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
1882 Gaston Lachaise US sculptor (Standing Woman)
1883 Josef Matthais Hauer composer
1883 Joseph W Stilwell US General (China)
1888 Josef Albers German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
1889 Manoel II last king of Portugal (1908-10)
1891 Earl Warren California, (Governor-Republican-CA)/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69)
1892 Robert Denzler composer
1892 Siegfried T Bok neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
1894 Jackie "Moms" Mabley Brevard SC, comedienne (Merv Griffin Show)
1897 Betty Compson Beaver UT, actress (Millionaire Kid, Mad Youth)
1897 L O'Flaherty writer
1900 [Jean] Frédéric Joliot-Curie French physicist (Nobel 1935)
1900 Roy Roberts Tampa FL, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
1901 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart Dutch Minister of Justice (Nobel 1954)
1901 Jo Mielziner Paris France, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman)
1903 Benjamin M Telders President of Dutch Liberal States Party
1903 James Bullock colliery manager
1904 John J Sirica US federal judge (Watergate hearings)
1904 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern composer
1905 Albert Speer German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
1906 Adolf Eichmann Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
1906 Normand Lockwood composer
1907 Cor Treslem [Cornelis L Melsert], actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
1907 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy composer
1907 Kent Smith New York NY, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders)
1907 Marc Vaubourgoin composer
1907 Nakagawa Soen Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
1909 Louis Hayward Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)
1910 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin cosmonaut
1911 Kenneth Robinson politician/businessman
1912 Adolf Galland fighter Pilot
1912 Russ Case Hamburg IA, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show)
1913 William Chatterton cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
1914 J Jay Berwanger 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
1914 Patricia Morison actress (Peyton Place, Dressed to Kill)
1915 Norman Yardley England cricket captain (late 40's)
1916 Irving Wallace author (People's Almanac, The Man)
1917 Dino Lipatti composer
1919 Cornelis Berkhouwer Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
1923 Janine Dacosta French pianist
1923 Tige Andrews Brooklyn NY, actor (Captain Adam Greer-Mod Squad)
1925 Brent Scowcroft Ogden UT, Lieutenant General (USAF)/National Security Council
1927 Richie Ashburn baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)/sportscaster
1928 Clive Van Ryneveld cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
1928 Hans Kung theologian
1928 Patrick McGoohan Astoria NY, actor (#6-Prisoner, Secret Agent)
1929 Herman van San composer
1929 Michael Ryan actor (John Randolph-Another World)
1929 Robert Muczynski composer
1930 Bill Henderson Chicago IL, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams)
1930 Ornette Coleman jazz composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966)
1931 Bill Hoskyns England, épée fencer (Olympics-silver-1964)
1932 Gay Robert Brewer Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
1933 Philip Roth Newark NJ, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint)
1934 Börge Andersen Denmark, Danish Chess Champion (1967, 68)
1935 Burt Metcalfe Saskatchewan Canada, actor/director (Father of the Bride)
1935 Phyllis Newman Jersey City NJ, actress (Coming of Age, TW3)
1935 Renee Taylor New York NY, actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny)
1936 Amancio D'Silva musician
1936 Ursula Andress Berne Switzerland, actress (Dr No, She, Sensuous Nurse)
1937 Clarence "Frogman" Henry musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
1939 Abbas Ali Baig cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut vs England 1959)
1939 Joe Kapp NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
1941 Lord Vestey British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
1942 David Minge (Representative-Democrat-MN)
1942 Jeff Neighbour US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
1942 Robin Luke rocker (Susie Darlin')
1942 Ross Valory rocker (Journey)
1944 Joseph Celli composer
1944 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb LBJ's daughter
1944 Myung-Wha Chung Seoul Korea, cellist (Chung Sisters)
1945 Lisa Nicole Baker Detroit TX, playmate of the year (Nov 1966)
1946 Bigas Luna director/writer (Anguish)
1946 Mohammad Ilyas cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
1946 Paul Atkinson rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1946 Ruth Pointer singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
1947 Earlie Fires jockey (Hialeah Park)
1947 Glenn Close Greenwich CT, actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction)
1947 John Beckwith English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1947 Vince Martino Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
1948 Vintcent Van der Bijl Natal cricket bowler (superb 2 meter of 70's & 80's)
1949 Denny Albee Oklahoma City OK, actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live)
1952 Derek Longmuir Edinburgh Scotland, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1952 Warren Lees New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
1953 Billy Sheehan rocker (Mr Big-Lean Into It)
1953 Hans Rinn German Democratic Republic, 2 man lugist (Olympics-gold-1976, 80)
1953 Ricky Wilson Athens GA, rock guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
1954 Charles Pinnell horse trainer
1955 [Walter] Bruce Willis PennsGrove NJ, actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard)
1956 Alina Castro Havana Cuba, daughter of Fidel
1957 Blake Passey horse trainer
1959 Shelly Burch Tucson AZ, actress (Delila-One Life to Live, Identity Crisis)
1959 Terry Hall rocker (Colourfield-Animal Liberation)
1966 Paul Devenport New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
1968 Liam Jewell Toronto Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1968 Tyrone Hill NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1969 Arjan Vermeulen soccer player (Vitesse)
1969 Michael Bergin model (Coca Cola)/actor
1969 Scott Alexander Brownlee Hamilton New Zealand, rowing coxless 4 men (Olympics-96)
1970 Errol Refos soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 Janne Laukenen Lahti Finland, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympics-B-98, Senators)
1970 Rick Mirer NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
1970 Sean Fleming CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1971 Cory Fleming NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 Dalton James actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90210)
1971 Kirk Botkin NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1971 Louie Debrusk Cambridge, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1971 Marty Moore NFL inside linebacker (New England Patriots)
1971 Taase Faumui NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1971 Whitney Hedgepeth 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-2 silver-96)
1972 Maria Maunder St John's Newfoundland, rower (Olympics-96)
1973 John Michels NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 Jennifer Lynn Drayton Saginaw MI, Miss Michigan-America (1996)
1974 John Coppinger El Paso TX, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1975 Antonio Daniels NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1976 Rachel Blanchard Toronto, actress (Cher Horowitz-Clueless)
1982 Che'Vonne Burton Miss Michigan Teen-USA (1997)/Miss Michigan-USA (2000)
1992 Henry & Angus Bernsen twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays

Deaths which occurred on March 19:

1263 Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro French cardinal, dies
1556 Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
1635 Pieter Christiaensz Bor Dutch historian, dies
1638 Paul Moreelse Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
1644 Si Sang last Ming-emperor of China, commits suicide
1687 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle French explorer (Louisiana), murdered in what is now Texas at 43
1702 Willem III Henry [Dutch William], king of England/Scot, dies at 51
1721 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian Pope (1700-21), dies at 71
1782 Adrien Trudo Sale composer, dies at 59
1782 Louis-Henry Paisible composer, dies at 33
1796 Stephen Storace composer, dies at 33
1797 Philip Hayes composer, dies at 58
1811 Frantisek Adam Mica composer, dies at 65
1845 George Augustus Kollmann composer, dies at 56
1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz composer, dies at 87
1862 F Wilhelm von Schadow German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
1866 Louis Clapisson composer, dies at 57
1869 Guillaume Nerenburger Belgian General (triangulatie), dies at 64
1876 Jozef Stefani composer, dies at 75
1884 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback composer, dies at 54
1893 Karel Komzak composer, dies at 69
1897 Antoine T d'Abbadie French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
1898 Joao da Cruz Brazilian poet, dies at 26
1905 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan composer, dies at 49
1907 Thomas Bailey Aldrich US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
1913 John Thomas composer, dies at 87
1918 Willem H de Beaufort Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
1924 Charles Villiers Stanford Irish composer/author, dies at 71
1930 Arthur J Balfour British theologist/premier (1902-05), dies at 81
1934 Anthony J Block lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
1936 John Larkin IV actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panamá), dies at 63
1937 Horacio Quiroga Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
1940 Gustaaf Sap Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
1943 Vicente Ripolles composer, dies at 75
1945 Fritz Fromm German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
1946 Amir Hamzah Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
1947 Willem F J Pijper Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
1950 Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
1951 H Zur Mühlen writer, dies
1954 Walter Braunfels composer, dies at 71
1958 Vernon Ransford cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
1961 Edric Cundell composer, dies at 68
1969 Theodor Schaefer composer, dies at 65
1971 Jan Greshoff Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
1971 Mary Dorna Dutch author, dies at 79
1974 Anne Klien fashion designer, dies at 51
1974 Edward Platt actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
1974 Hertha Kuusinen Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
1975 John A DeMott dies at 63
1976 George Sklavos composer, dies at 87
1976 Paul Kossoff rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
1979 Al Hodge actor (Captain Video), dies at 65
1979 Richard Beckinsale actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
1982 Alan Badel actor, dies of a heart attack at 58
1982 Randy Rhoads heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), dies in plane crash at 25
1987 Arch Oboler radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77
1987 Emile Meyer actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
1987 Louis Broglie French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
1987 Tony Stratton-Smith journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
1991 John Russell Thomas NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
1991 Ron Pagano dies after lengthy illness at 37
1991 Sunday Wilshin actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
1992 Cesare Danova actor (Cleopatra, Viva Las Vegas), dies from a heart attack at 66
1993 Barend P Tammeling journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
1993 Jeff Ward drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
1994 Giuseppe Diana Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
1994 Jose Coronel Urtecho poet, dies at 87
1995 Fernand Lodewick literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
1995 Gerard Tebroke 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
1995 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless priest folk musician, dies at 83
1996 Christopher John Magenis Headington musician, dies at 65
1996 William Hutchinson Murray mountaineer/author, dies at 83
1997 Willem De Kooning artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92

On this day...March 19 Events

0721 -BC- 1st recorded lunar eclipse; Location, Babylon
1227 Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX
1452 Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor
1524 Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
1540 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
1563 Peace of Amboise; Rights for Huguenots
1571 Spanish troops occupy Manila
1628 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1644 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
1682 Nationally Council accept independence of French church
1702 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1748 English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
1775 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
1775 Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
1799 Joseph Haydn's "Die Schöpfung" premieres in Vienna
1803 Johann von Schillers "Die Braut von Messina" premieres in Weimar
1822 Boston MA incorporated as a city
1831 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, New York/$245,000)
1859 Charles François Gounod's opera "Faust" premieres in Paris France
1864 Charles François Gounod's opera "Mireille" is produced (Paris France)
1865 Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC
1866 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
1870 Antônio Carlos Gomes's opera "Il Guarany" premieres in Milan Italy
1877 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very 1st Test match
1883 Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1885 Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Saskatchewan
1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England vs SA (Cape Town)
1895 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
1906 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
1907 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch NV (state record)
1914 Stanley Cup: Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Victoria Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
1915 Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)
1918 Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time
1918 S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
1920 US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1925 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
1927 Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
1928 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1930 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
1931 Nevada legalizes gambling
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
1940 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
1940 French government of Daladier, falls
1941 Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestraestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
1942 FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty
1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
1943 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
1944 Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time" premieres in London
1945 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
1945 Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities
1945 British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
1945 US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
1946 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Réunion become overseas departments
1946 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of USSR
1947 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1947 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan
1948 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1949 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge TN
1950 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley to win the NIT
1951 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" is published
1953 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
1953 Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in New York NY
1954 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1954 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo NM
1954 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright
1954 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1954 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete tons in innings vs England
1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats La Salle 77-63
1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory: Minnesota Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
1957 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
1958 Sobers completes a century in each innings vs Pakistan
1959 "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
1960 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
1962 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
1962 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
1964 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
1965 Chivu Stoica becomes President of the Council of Romanian People's Republic & Nicolae Ceausescu appointed 1st Secretary of Romanian communist party
1965 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
1965 Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record ƒ7,770,000
1966 "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky 72-65
1966 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
1967 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
1968 Howard University students seize administration building
1969 British invade Anguilla
1969 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
1970 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt & East German Premier Willi Stoph meet
1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
1972 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1972 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1972 Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 points
1973 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
1974 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
1975 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
1975 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in High School sports
1976 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
1977 "Side by Side by Sondheim" closes at Music Box NYC after 390 performances
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.33)
1978 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1979 House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
1981 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
1981 Emmy 8th Daytime Awards: Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
1982 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
1984 "Kate & Allie" premieres
1984 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
1984 KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
1984 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
1984 Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering
1984 STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
1985 New South Wales wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
1985 Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
1987 Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 meter (39.43 seconds)
1987 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
1987 Hassanali inaugurated as President of Trinidad & Tobago
1987 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
1988 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15 :5.25)
1989 Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
1989 World Ice Dance Championship in Paris France won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USR)
1989 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
1989 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by Midori Ito (Japan)
1989 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1991 Kansas City Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
1991 St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
1992 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
1992 British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation
1993 Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
1993 World Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (Russia)
1993 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (Canada)
1993 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (Ukraine)
1993 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1994 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Netherlands
1994 Lara scores 167 for West Indies vs England at Georgetown
1994 Largest omelet (1,383² ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
1994 New Jersey Devils club record 41st win of the season
1995 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
1995 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
1995 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
1995 Arizona begins using new area code 520 outside of Phoenix
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
1995 Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
1995 NBA New York Knicks beat New York Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
1995 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3 :4.08)
1996 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marrage
1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
1997 Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
1998 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater

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Birthdates which occurred on March 20:


1634 Balthasar Bekker Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
1680 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga Italian composer (Stabat mater)
1725 Abdül-Hamid I 27th sultan of Turkey (1774-89)
1728 Franciscus L Kersteman Dutch lawyer/astrologist
1739 Eligio Celestino composer
1750 Martinus van Marum Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
1770 Johann Friedrich Hölderlin Tübingen Germany, lyric poet (Der Rhein, Andenken)
1774 John Braham composer
1804 Neal Dow Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1811 George Caleb Bingham US, politician/painter (Country Election)
1811 Napoleon Bonaparte II Napoleon's son/King of Rome
1812 George Bibb Crittenden Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1813 Matthias Keller Ulm Germany, hymn writer (O Farther un High)
1820 Alexander J Cuza monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania
1823 John Echols Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1825 William Nelson Rector Beall Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1826 Carel Vosmaer Dutch art historian/poet/editor
1828 Henrik Ibsen Norway, dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
1829 Charles Albert White composer
1830 Eugene Asa Carr Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1910
1833 Henry Southwick Perkins composer
1834 Charles William Elliot Boston MA, President of Harvard (1869-1909)
1846 Auguste Bender writer
1853 George Godfrey Chelsea MA, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)
1856 Frederick Winslow Taylor father of scientific management
1863 Ernesto Nazareth composer
1868 Obe Postma Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
1870 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Prussian General/politician (East Africa)
1872 Bernhard Seklas composer
1872 Karin Michaelis writer
1882 René Coty Le Havre France, President of France (1953-58)
1883 Colin Campbell Falkirk Scot, actress (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys)
1883 Karl Hasse composer
1885 Eugen Herrigel Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
1885 Hendrik A de Fish [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist
1888 S V Vegesack writer
1890 Lauritz Melchior Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
1896 Hal Walker Ottumwa IA, director (I Married Joan)
19-- Big Bird muppet (Sesame Street)
1902 Edgar Buchanan Humansville MO, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction)
1902 Kathryn Forbes short story writer (Mama's Bank Account)
1903 Vincent Richards hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
1904 B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner Susquehanna PA, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
1906 Abraham Beame (Mayor-Democrat-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
1906 Ozzie Nelson Jersey City NJ, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
1906 Pavel P Parenago Russian astronomer
1908 Frank Stanton Muskegon MI, broadcasting executive (CBS)
1908 Philip "Felix" Bekkers actor (Czardasvorstin)
1908 Sir Michael Redgrave Bristol England, actor (Browning Version, The Lady Vanishes)
1911 Mieke Verstraete Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
1913 Judith Evelyn Seneca SD, actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window)
1914 Sviatosiav Richter Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
1914 Wendell Corey Dracut MA, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl)
1914 William Baddeley rector (St James' Piccadilly)
1915 Dr Rudolf Kirchschläger President of Austria (1974-86)
1916 Pierre Messmer Prime Minister (France)
1917 Dame Vera Lynn singer (Anniversary Waltz)
1917 Dolf Verspoor literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
1917 Kalervo H Hortamo Finnish poet (Sydänmaa)
1917 Peter Caddy founder (Findhorn Community)
1918 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann German composer (Soldiers)
1918 Jack Barry Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
1920 Bryan Genesse actor (Bold & Beautiful)
1920 Douglas G Chapman biomathematical statistician
1920 Marian McPartland jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland)
1920 Werner Klemperer Cologne Germany, actor (Colonel Klink-Hogan's Heroes)
1921 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow Senegal, director general of UNESCO
1921 Primoz Ramovs composer
1922 Carl Reiner Bronx NY, comedian/actor (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show)
1922 Doug Barnard Jr (Representative-Democrat-GA, 1977- )
1922 Jack Kruschen Winnipeg Canada, actor (Papa-Webster, Busting Loose)
1922 Larry Elgart New Haven CT, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra)
1922 Ray Goulding Lowell MA, comedian (Bob & Ray)
1922 Sir Arnold Burgen college president (Academia Europaea)
1923 Marc Saporta French writer/essayist (Le Grand Défi)
1925 James Pickles judge
1925 John D Erlichman Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate conspirator)
1927 John Pierre Herman Joubert composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
1928 Anthony Blond British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)
1928 Christopher Benstead race horse trainer
1928 Hans Küng Swiss religious theologist
1928 Jerome Cousins Biffle Denver CO, long jumper (Olympics-gold-1952)
1928 Mr [Fred McFeely] Rogers Latrobe PA, children's television host (Mr Roger's Neighborhood)
1930 Michel Magne composer
1931 Antonio Tauriello composer
1931 Dr John Rae British educator (Conscience & Politics)
1931 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz] Bronx NY, actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic, Rothchild)
1931 Sir David Montgomery chairman (British Forestry Commission)
1932 Tod Dockstader composer
1933 David James Moore educationalist
1933 Jacquez Guyonnet composer
1934 Eric Hebborn artist/faker
1934 Marion Conti arch bishop (Aberdeen England)
1935 Ted Bessell Flushing Queens NY, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle)
1936 Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate British high court judge
1937 Elizabeth Gille writer translator/editor
1937 Helmut Recknagel Germany, 90 meter ski jump (Olympics-gold-1960)
1937 Jerry Reed Atlanta GA, singer/actor ('Gator, Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit)
1937 Joe Rivers rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
1937 Mark Saville QC, British high court judge
1938 Frans J van der Heijden Dutch journal/Dutch MP (CDA)
1939 Brian Mulroney (P-C) 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93)
1939 Earl of Seafield [Ginger] English large landowner
1940 Mickey Preger horse trainer
1941 Carlos Lopez jockey
1945 Larry Combest (Representative-Republican-TX, 1985- )
1945 Pat Riley Schenectady NY, NBA star/coach (San Diego Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat)
1945 Tim Yeo British MP/Under-Secretary (State of Environment)
1946 Ranger Doug [Douglas Green], Illinois, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
1947 Carl Palmer drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
1947 John Eastburn Boswell medievalist
1948 Bobby Orr Parry Sound Ontario, Hall of Fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins)
1948 John de Lancie actor (Q-Star Trek Next Generation, Eugene Bradford-Days of our Lives)
1948 Pamela Sargent US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
1949 Chip Zien Milwaukee WI, actor (Love Sidney, Reggie)
1950 William Hurt Washington DC, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God)
1951 Guy Perry rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1951 Jimmie Vaughan guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1951 John Wetton rocker (Asia, UK, King Crimson)
1951 Madan Lal Britishcricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
1951 Tanya Boyd Detroit MI, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life)
1952 Anand Armitraj India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
1954 Charlie Simmer Ontario, NHL Left winger (Los Angeles Kings)
1954 Jim Seales Hamilton AL, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1956 Phillip Oppenhein British MP
1957 Spike Lee Atlanta GA, director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1957 Theresa Russell [Paup] San Diego CA, actress (Black Widow, Straight Time, Razor's Edge)
1958 Holly Hunter Conyers GA, actress (The Piano, Broadcast News, Roe vs Wade)
1958 Rickey Jackson NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
1959 Dale Reid Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)
1959 Richard Drummie rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
1961 John Clark Gable Los Angeles CA, actor (Bad Jim)
1961 Kathy Guadagnino Albany NY, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open)
1961 Slim Jim Phantom [Jim Mcdonnell] rock drummer (Stray Cats-Stray Cat Strut)
1963 Paul Annacone Southampton NY, tennis star
1963 Paul Mirkovich rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
1963 Ramon Andersson Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1964 Ruth Davidon Baltimore MD, rower (Olympics-6th-96)
1965 Chris Hoiles Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1965 Danielle Woodward Melbourne Victoria Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1966 Blas Minor Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1966 Giulio Caravatta CFL quarterback (British Columbia Lions)
1967 Bryan Genesse actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice)
1967 Dana Rinehart Dalton Orlando FL, Miss Florida-America (1990)
1967 Mookie Blaylock NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1967 Randy Gullatt horse trainer
1968 Eric Viscaal Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
1968 Jurgen Rumrich Miesbach Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1968 Sheree Megan Higgins Matamata New Zealand, golfer (1991 Bridgestone)
1969 Caroline Brunet Québec City Québec Canada, kayaker (Olympics-silver-96)
1969 Konstantine Starikovitch Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlifter (Olympics-96)
1969 Paul Atkinson jockey
1969 Sharon Manning WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
1969 Thang Thanh Nguyen Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
1970 Kristin Klein Santa Monica CA, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-96)
1970 Ralph Dawkins NFL running back (New Orleans Saints)
1970 Ron George NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Todd Burger NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
1971 Janis Kelly Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1971 Manny Alexander Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1972 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu soccer player (Roda JC)
1973 Jane March Edgeware England, actress (Lover)
1973 Nico Boje cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
1973 Norman Tome Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1974 P J Bogart New York NY, diver (Olympics-96)
1975 Brian Buetsch Rockford IL, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champion)
1976 Arno Knapen Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente)

Deaths which occurred on March 20:

0842 Alfonso II the Chaste king of Asturia (791-842), dies
1191 Clement III [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies
1351 Mohammed ibn-Tughluq sultan of Delhi India, dies
1393 Johannes Nepomucenus [Jan Nepomucky], Czechoslovakian saint, killed
1415 Henry IV Bolingbroke King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45
1501 Jean Carondelet lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72
1531 Sicke Freerks/Frericx [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
1549 Thomas Seymour of Sudely English Lord Admiral, beheaded
1568 Albrecht von Hohenzollern 1st duke of Prussia, dies at 77
1617 Franciscus Aguilon physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50
1619 Matthias II Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies
1646 Matthew Vossius historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35
1703 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies
1727 Sir Issac Newton English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84
1751 Frederick Louis English prince of Wales/son of George I, dies
1757 Johann Paul Kunzen composer, dies at 60
1767 Firmin Abauzit French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
1804 Ignaz Malzat composer, dies at 47
1812 Jan Ladislav Dussek Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
1848 Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27
1866 Rikard Nordraak composer, dies at 23
1871 Antonio Buzzolla composer, dies at 56
1873 Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis composer, dies at 52
1874 Hans Christian Lumbye composer, dies at 63
1887 Pavel Annenkov Russian literature historian, dies at 73
1892 Arthor Goring Thomas composer, dies at 41
1894 Lajos Kossuth Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91
1898 Luis Palés Matos Puerto Rican poet (Tuntún the paso y grifería), dies
1899 Martha M Place of Brooklyn NY, becomes 1st woman to die by electrocution
1910 Félix Tournachon [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89
1911 Jean-Theodore Radoux composer, dies at 75
1913 Christian Barnekow composer, dies at 75
1913 Song Jiao-ren leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
1920 Venustiano Carranza President of Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60
1925 George N Curzon British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
1929 Ferdinand Foch Marshal of France (WWI), dies at 77
1933 Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR
1934 A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76
1936 Durant Clifford Parkin cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
1941 D A van den Bosch anti-Nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
1942 Theodoro Valcarcel composer, dies at 41
1944 Felix Woyrsch composer, dies at 83
1950 Walter Eucken German economist, dies at 59
1951 Jan Ingenhoven composer, dies at 74
1951 Kathleen Lockhart Manning composer, dies at 60
1953 Graciliano Ramos Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
1962 C Wright Mills US sociologist (Power Elite), dies at 45
1962 Dr Andrew E Douglass Dendrochronologer (Study of Tree Rings) dies
1963 Karl Otten writer, dies at 73
1964 Brendan Behan Irish writer/poet, dies at 41
1964 Jean Rogister composer, dies at 84
1967 A J F Moody 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
1968 Carl T Dreyer Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
1972 Aad de Haas Dutch religious painter/graphic artist, dies at 51
1972 Jan Engelman Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
1972 Marilyn Maxwell actress (Grace-Bus Stop), dies at 50
1974 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe Black US advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
1974 Chet Huntley newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
1974 Edward Platt actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
1976 Michael Goodliffe actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61
1982 Hendrik L van Beek Dutch Vice-Admiral, dies at 52
1987 Norman Harris guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
1988 Gil Evans Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
1990 Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal Dutch writer, dies at 90
1990 Jev Jasjin Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
1991 Conor Clapton Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 4
1992 Avonne Taylor actress (My Best Girl, Honor Among Lovers), dies at 93
1992 Frank Westbrook dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
1992 Georges Delerue French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
1993 Claudia Yeltsin mother of Russian President Yeltsin, dies at 85
1993 Jonathan Ball English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
1995 Merv Harvey cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Australia vs England 46-47), dies
1995 Rachida Hammadi Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32
1995 Sidney Kingsley US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
1996 Alan Ridout composer, dies at 61
1996 Claude Bourdet human rights activist/journalist, dies at 86
1996 Victor Zorza journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
1997 ? Hefner mother of Hugh Hefner (playboy), dies at 101
1997 Carlo Fassi figure skating coach (Fleming, Hamill), dies at 67

On this day...March 20 Events

0141 6th predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1345 Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction; thought "cause of plague epidemic"
1525 Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
1569 Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé
1598 French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty
1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
1627 France & Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism
1697 Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
1760 Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
1800 French army defeats Turks at Helipolis Turkey, & advance to Cairo
1814 Prince Willem Frederik becomes monarch of Netherlands
1815 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
1816 US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
1833 US & Siam conclude commercial treaty
1848 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published (Boston)
1863 Battle of Pensacola FL: evacuated by Federals
1865 2nd day of Battle of Bentonville NC
1865 Michigan authorizes workers' cooperatives
1868 Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville KY of $14,000
1883 Unity treaty of Paris signed; protects industrial property
1885 John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine
1885 Yiddish theater opens in New York with Golldfaden operetta
1886 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Massachusetts
1888 Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
1890 General Federation of Womens' Clubs founded
1890 German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
1896 Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
1896 Uprising in Matabeleland
1897 1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats University of Pennsylvania 32-10
1897 1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in New York
1897 France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
1906 George B Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
1911 National Squah Tennis Association formed (New York NY)
1911 Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
1914 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
1916 Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1½ months)
1920 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Theresa Weld
1920 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Sherwin Badger
1922 USS Langley is commissioned, Navy's 1st aircraft Carrier
1922 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
1923 Bavarian minister of Interior refuses to forbid Nazi SA
1923 Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
1924 Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
1924 Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
1930 Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
1931 Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin
1932 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
1933 Dachau, 1st concentration camp, completed
1934 Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
1934 Test of practical radar apparatus made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Kiel Germany
1935 "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio
1937 Franco-offensive at Guadalajara Spain
1939 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
1940 Paul Reynoud becomes French premier
1941 Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn
1942 Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
1942 General MacArthur vows, "I shall return"
1942 Major German assault on Malta
1943 British offensive against Mareth-line
1943 German U-384 bombed & sinks
1944 Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16
1944 Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes
1945 US 70th Infantry division/7th Armour division attack Saar
1946 Belgian government of Spaak, resigns
1947 180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic
1948 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90 minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscanini on NBC
1948 20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Ronald Colman, Loretta Young win
1951 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
1952 24th Academy Awards: "American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win
1952 US Senate's final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
1953 Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole right to ban radio-TV broadcasts of major league games in their own territory
1954 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
1954 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
1954 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st Secretary of Polish CP
1956 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
1956 Tunisia gains independence from France
1956 Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
1956 USSR performs nuclear test
1957 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1958 50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line
1958 Greek Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission
1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
1963 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (New York NY)
1963 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
1964 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
1965 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
1965 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 vs New Zealand at Delhi
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1967 Supremes release "The Happening"
1967 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
1968 President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
1969 Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa
1969 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
1969 US President Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
1971 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game
1972 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
1972 Sicco L. Mansholt succeeds Franco M. Malfatti as chairman of European Committee
1973 Roberto Clemente elected to hall of fame, 11 weeks after his death
1976 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.70)
1976 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
1977 Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century
1977 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
1978 Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center
1980 The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks
1980 US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
1981 Argentine ex-President Isabel Perón sentenced to 8 years
1981 Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Doctor
1982 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Islands vs Barbados
1982 France performs nuclear test
1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks
1982 Reverend A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
1983 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1984 Andy Kaufman & Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres
1984 Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
1985 Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
1986 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (UK record)
1986 Jacques Chirac become Prime Minister of French government
1987 FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
1987 NASA launches Palapa B2P
1987 Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
1987 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7 :0.36)
1988 David Henry Hwang's "M Butterfly" premieres in New York NY
1988 Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
1989 Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA
1990 Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
1990 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
1991 Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in contract violation suit against Disney
1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M six album deal with Sony records
1991 Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus
1991 US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
1992 Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set
1992 Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses
1993 Dan Jansen skates world record 500 meter (36.02 seconds)
1993 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
1993 Morton Downey Jr weds Lori Krebs
1994 "Cyrano: The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
1994 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
1994 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
1994 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins
1994 El Salvador's 1st Presidential election following 12-year-old civil war
1994 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1994 Mashonaland U-24 beat Matabeleland on 1st inn to win Logan Cup
1994 Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden New York, Bret Hart pins Yokozuna to win WWF championship
1994 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa
1995 Beatles song, "Free As A Bird", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single since their 1970 breakup
1995 Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record)
1995 Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
1996 "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
1996 Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
1996 UK admits humans can catch CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease aka Mad Cow Disease)
1997 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
1997 Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive

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