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Historical Events Happened In March - 05

Thursday, 18 December 2014

1972  Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78  

1973  Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67  

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  "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances on March - 05.  

1978  Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California on March - 05.  

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

1979  Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81 on March - 05.  

1980  On this day in history earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49  

1980  Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1981  On March - 05 uS government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer  

1981  On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)  

1981  On March - 05 brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64  

1982  On March - 05 comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead at age 33 of a drug overdose in Hollywood.  

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  On March - 05 bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Conservative)  

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 March - 05.  

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

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

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

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

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 March - 05.  

1991  Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait on March - 05.  

1991  On this day in history august de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92  

1992  Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks on this day in history.  

1992  Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1993  Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery on March - 05.  

1993  Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die on March - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1133  King Henry II of England (d. 1189) was born on March - 05.  

1324  David II Bruce, king of Scotland (1331..71) was born on March - 05.  

1326  On this day in history birth of louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)  

1512  On this day in history birth of gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker  

1563  On this day in history birth of john Coke, English politician (d. 1644)  

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  John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656) was born on March - 05.  

Famous Deaths In March - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0254  On this day in history lucius I, bishop of Rome (253-54), dies  

1291  Death of Sa'ad al'Da'ulah, Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated on March - 05.  

1534  On this day in history death of antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)  

1539  Death of Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

1561  On this day in history carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41  

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 March - 05.  

1605  On March - 05 clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69