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March 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999  Joe DiMaggio, ex-New York Yankee, restaurateur, and former husband of Marilyn Monroe, dies in Hollywood, Florida, at age 84.
 
1990Opening arguments begin in the Iran-Contra trial of John Poindexter, former US national security adviser.
 
1971Joe Frazier takes the world heavyweight boxing title from the previously undefeated Muhammad Ali.
 
1971Early film star Harold Lloyd dies.
 
1965The first ground combat unit of 3,500 US Marines lands in South Vietnam.
 
1962The Beatles make their BBC debut, performing on the Teenager's Turn show.
 
1958The last US Navy battleship is mothballed (added to its inactive fleet).
 
1957Ghana is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1942Rangoon, Burma, is captured by the Japanese during WWII.
 
1930William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the US, dies in Washington, DC.
 
1921Dato, Premier of Spain, is assassinated in Madrid.
 
1887Everett Horton patents the telescoping metal fishing rod.
 
1874Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the US, dies in Buffalo, NY.
 
1702Queen Anne becomes ruler of Britain, following the death of King William III.
 
1618Johann Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion
 

Born today:

1978  Kameelah Williams - R&B singer (702)

1977  James Van Der Beek - actor

1976  Freddie Prinze, Jr. - actor

1969  Andrea Parker - actress

1964  Peter Gill - drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

1963  Kathy Ireland - supermodel, actress, designer

1961  Camryn Manheim - actress

1959  Aidan Quinn - actor

1958  Gary Numan - rock singer

1957  Clive Burr - rock drummer (Iron Maiden)

1953  Jim Rice - baseball player

1947  Michael Allsup - guitarist (Three Dog Night)

1947  Carole Bayer Sager - songwriter, singer

1946  Randy Meisner - singer, bassist (The Eagles)

1945  Micky Dolenz - drummer, singer, actor, director (The Monkees)

1943  Lynn Redgrave - actress

1939  Jim Bouton - baseball player, author

1938  Lew DeWitt - singer (The Statler Brothers)

1937  Raynoma Liles - Motown Records co-founder

1928  Mendy Rudolph - sportscaster

1923  Cyd Charisse - dancer, actress

1918  Alan Hale, Jr. - actor (Gilligan's Island)

1909  Claire Trevor - actress

1841  Oliver Wendell Holmes - Supreme Court jurist, author

1787  Karl von Grafe - 'Father of plastic surgery'

 

 

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