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March 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1997Annie Oakley actress, Gail Davis, dies at age 72.
 
1990Four Los Angeles police officers are indicted for savagely beating motorist Rodney King.
 
1977The TV series Eight is Enough, starring Dick Van Patten, premieres on ABC.
 
1975Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, dies in France at age 69.
 
1971CBS announces that it is cancelling The Ed Sullivan Show, after 23 years of bringing interesting acts (such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles) to American TV audiences.
 
1970Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan.
 
1964Actor Richard Burton weds actress Elizabeth Taylor in Montreal.
 
1956The musical, My Fair Lady, with Rex Harrison and a tremendous ensemble cast, makes its Broadway debut.
 
1937The first blood bank begins operations in Chicago.
 
1919The American Legion is founded in Paris.
 

1913
Woodrow Wilson
 Woodrow Wilson holds the first US presidential news conference, fielding questions from
 reporters after a short speech.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1898Sir Henry Bessemer, steel maker, dies.
 
1832The New York Institute for the Blind opens.
 
1820Maine becomes the 23rd state to join the US.
 
1607Charles IX is crowned King of Sweden.
 
1521Ferdinand Magellan sights the Philippine Islands.
 
44 BC  Roman Emperor Julius Caesar is assassinated. "Et tu, Bruté?"
 

Born today:

1977  Joseph Hahn - DJ (Linkin Park)

1972  Mark Hoppus - rock singer-bassist (Blink 182, Plus 44)

1963  Bret Michaels - rock singer (Poison)

1962  Terence Trent D'Arby - singer

1961  Fabio - model

1957  Park Overall - actress

1955  Dee Snider - rock singer (Twisted Sister)

1954  Craig Wasson - actor

1947  Ry Cooder - guitarist

1946  Bobby Bonds - baseball player

1946  Howard Scott - guitarist, singer (War)

1944  David Costell - bassist (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)

1944  Sly Stone - R&B musician, singer (Sly & The Family Stone)

1941  Mike Love - singer (The Beach Boys)

1940  Phil Lesh - bassist (The Grateful Dead)

1935  Judd Hirsch - actor

1935  Jimmy Swaggert - televangelist

1933  Roy Clark - country singer, musician

1932  Alan Bean - astronaut

1926  Norm Van Brocklin - NFL quarterback

1916  Harry James - trumpeter, bandleader

1913  MacDonald Carey - actor

1907  Jimmy McPartland - jazz trumpeter

1873  Lee Shubert - theatrical producer

1767  Andrew Jackson - 7th US president

 

 

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