Historical Events For March - 05
Monday, 23 October 2017
1972 On this day in history greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
1972 Nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 British £ falls below $2 for first time on this day in history.
1977 On March - 05 lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
1978 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances on March - 05.
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 this day in history vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
1980 Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49 on March - 05.
1980 On this day in history jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60
1981 On this day in history uS government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
1981 On March - 05 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 this day in history.
1982 Comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead at age 33 of a drug overdose in Hollywood on March - 05.
1982 On March - 05 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
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data on March - 05.
1982 On this day in history 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 March - 05.
1984 On this day in history uS accuse Iraq of using poison gas
1984 Harry Salter, orch leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85 on March - 05.
1986 On this day in history "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's first national color newspaper)
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 this day in history gary Merrill, actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75
1991 Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait on this day in history.
1991 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92 on March - 05.
1992 On this day in history ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
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