What happened today in history?
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March 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2000The US Supreme Court rules that tobacco cannot be restricted as an addictive drug.
1991Fender(R) logo Electric guitar and amplifier pioneer Leo Fender dies of complications from Parkinson's Disease at age 81.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record vocal overdub tracks for Getting Better, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1963The last prisoner is transferred out of the Alcatraz federal prison in San Francisco.
1963Actor Elliott Gould and actress-singer Barbra Streisand are married.
1961The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The rest, as they say, is history.
1960Police kill 60 protesters during a demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa.
1945Allied bombers begin four days of bombing targets inside Germany, during WWII.
1929Olav V, King of Norway, marries Martha of Sweden.
1925Lowell Thomas begins his radio broadcasting career, on Pittsburgh station KDKA.
1921Poland becomes an independent republic.
1919Communists seize power in Czechoslovakia.
1871Sir Henry Morton Stanley begins exploring Africa.
1826The first US engineering college, the Rensselaer School in Troy, New York, is chartered.
1800Barnabo Chiaramonti is crowned as Pope Puis VII.
1241  Valdemar II, King of Denmark, dies.

Born today:

1980  Deryck Whibley - lead singer, guitarist (Sum 41)

1968  Andrew Copeland - guitarist, singer (Sister Hazel)

1967  Jonas 'Joker' Berggren - rock keyboardist (Ace of Base)

1962  Matthew Broderick - actor

1962  Rosie O'Donnell - comedian, actress, talk show host

1958  Gary Oldman - actor

1951  Conrad Lozano - bassist (Los Lobos)

1951  Russell Thompkins Jr. - singer (The Stylistics)

1950  Roger Hodgson - rock singer, guitarist (Supertramp)

1947  Bill Plummer - baseball catcher

1945  Rose Stone - R&B/funk keyboardist, singer (Sly and the Family Stone)

1944  Timothy Dalton - actor

1944  Manny Sanguillen - major league baseball all-star

1942  Junior Coffey - football player

1934  Al Freeman, Jr. - actor

1929  James Coco - actor

1925  Peter Brook - film director

1923  Mort Lindsey - bandleader (The Merv Griffin Show)

1910  Julio Gallo - vintner (Gallo Winery)

1905  Phyllis McGinley - poet

1902  Son House: The Original Delta Blues (Sony)  

Son House - blues guitarist-singer
(photo credit: Sony)

1869  Florenz Ziegfeld - producer (Ziegfeld Follies)

1685  Johann Sebastian Bach - composer


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