Historical Events For March - 05
Friday, 20 January 2017
1972 On this day in history greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
1972 On March - 05 nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78
1973 On this day in history rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
1974 Billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67 on March - 05.
1976 On March - 05 british £ falls below $2 for first time
1977 On this day in history lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
1978 On March - 05 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
1978 On March - 05 landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California
1979 Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) on March - 05.
1979 On March - 05 vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
1980 On March - 05 earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
1980 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 on March - 05.
1981 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
1981 Brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64 on March - 05.
1982 Comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead at age 33 of a drug overdose in Hollywood on March - 05.
1982 Parliament passes Canada Oil and Gas Act; Petro Canada (the peoples oil and gas company) gets automatic 25% of all new offshore finds; to speed offshore oil and gas development on March - 05.
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data on this day in history.
1982 John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33 on this day in history.
1983 Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Conservative) on March - 05.
1984 Supreme Court (5-4); city may use public money for Nativity scene on March - 05.
1984 US accuse Iraq of using poison gas on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history harry Salter, orch leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
1986 "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's first national color newspaper) on March - 05.
1986 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies on this day in history.
1989 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000 on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history the Crown charges 8 Canadian flour mills with rigging prices for food aid; $500 million over 12 years, so much for corporate ethics
1990 Gary Merrill, actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
1991 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92 on this day in history.
1992 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks on March - 05.
1992 Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82 on March - 05.
1993 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery on this day in history.
1993 On March - 05 fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die