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Historical Events Happened In March - 05

Thursday, 11 February 2016

1972  Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party on March - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  British £ falls below $2 for first time on this day in history.  

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 this day in history landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California  

1979  Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) on this day in history.  

1979  On March - 05 vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81  

1980  Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49 on March - 05.  

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 March - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

1982  On March - 05 russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data  

1982  On March - 05 john Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33  

1983  Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Conservative) on this day in history.  

1984  Supreme Court (5-4); city may use public money for Nativity scene on this day in history.  

1984  US accuse Iraq of using poison gas on this day in history.  

1984  Harry Salter, orch leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85 on March - 05.  

1986  "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's first national color newspaper) on March - 05.  

1986  Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies on March - 05.  

1989  19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000 on March - 05.  

1990  On March - 05 the Crown charges 8 Canadian flour mills with rigging prices for food aid; $500 million over 12 years, so much for corporate ethics  

1990  On March - 05 gary Merrill, actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75  

1991  On this day in history iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait  

1991  On March - 05 august de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92  

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 March - 05.  

1993  On this day in history fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1133  On this day in history birth of king Henry II of England (d. 1189)  

1324  David II Bruce, king of Scotland (1331..71) was born on this day in history.  

1326  Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82) was born on March - 05.  

1512  On March - 05 birth of gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker  

1563  John Coke, English politician (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history birth of william Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)  

1585  On this day in history birth of johan Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)  

1585  On this day in history birth of john George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)  

Famous Deaths In March - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0254  Lucius I, bishop of Rome (253-54), dies on this day in history.  

1291  Death of Sa'ad al'Da'ulah, Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated on this day in history.  

1534  Death of Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489) on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history death of nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)  

1561  Carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41 on March - 05.  

1574  On March - 05 philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies  

1576  Don Luis de Requesens y Zuniga, viceroy of Neth (1573-76), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1605  Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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