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March 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007   Brad Delp, lead singer of the rock band Boston, dies at his southern New Hampshire home at age 55.
 
1999  RJR Nabisco announces that it will stop manufacturing cigarettes.
 
1997Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace), dies after a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles at age 24.
 
1996Actor-comedian George Burns dies in Beverly Hills,, California, at age 100.
 
1990Dr. Antonia Novello becomes the first woman US surgeon general.
 
1985The blockbuster movie Gone With The Wind is available on home video for the first time -- at the bargain price of just $90. (Today it sells for roughly a fourth of that.)
 
1975Construction work begins on the Alaskan oil pipeline.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record several rhythm tracks for Getting Better, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1945US bombers begin dropping incendiary bombs on Japan, during WWII.
 
1916Pancho Villa, leading a band of Mexican raiders, kills more than a dozen people in Columbus, New Mexico.
 
1862The ironclad vessels Monitor and Merrimac wage their famous Civil War naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia. The skirmish ended in a draw.
 
1832Abraham Lincoln announces his intent to run for the Illinois state legislature.
 
1796Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais.
 

Born today:

1972  Kerr Smith - actor (Dawson's Creek)

1971  Emmanuel Lewis - actor (Webster)

1968  Robert Sledge - bassist (Ben Folds Five)

1960  Linda Fiorentino - actress

1958  Martin Fry - singer (ABC)

1950  Andy North - US Open golf champ (1978, 1985)

1948  Jimmie Fadden - singer, guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1948  Jeffrey Osborne - singer, drummer (LTD)

1946  Jim Cregan - guitarist (Family)

1945  Robin Trower - rock guitarist (Procol Harum)

1944  Trevor Burton - guitarist (The Move)

1943  Bobby Fischer - chess champ

1943  Charles Gibson - ABC TV host, reporter

1943  Trish Van Devere - actress

1942  Bert Campaneris - baseball all-star

1942  Mark Lindsay - singer, saxophonist (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

1940  Raul Julia - actor

1937  Mickey Gilley - country singer

1936  Marty Ingels - actor

1934  Joyce Van Patten - actress

1934  Yuri Gagarin - Russian cosmonaut (first man in space)

1933  Lloyd Price - pianist, singer, songwriter

1932  Keely Smith - singer

1927  Jackie Jensen - baseball outfielder

1923  James Buckley - politician

1920  Carl Betz - actor

1918  Mickey Spillane - author

1914  Fred Clark - actor

1902  Will Geer - actor

1507  Amerigo Vespucci - Italian explorer

 

 

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