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March 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999  A hot air balloon, piloted by Brian Jones of England and Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland, makes the first, nonstop, around the world flight.
 
1995Twelve people are killed, and over 5,000 are injured, when members of a religious cult release deadly sarin gas in a Tokyo subway during morning rush hour.
 
1990Namibia earns independent nation status, after 75 years as a South African colony.
 
1987The drug AZT, used to treat AIDS sufferers, receives FDA approval.
 
1981Jean Harris receives a 15-to-life prison term for the murder of Scarsdale Diet author Dr. Herman Tarnower.
 
1976Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is found guilty (and sentenced to seven years in prison) for taking part in a 1974 armed robbery of a San Francisco bank.
 
1974Former newsman and NBC News TV co-anchor Chet Huntley dies at age 62.
 
1969Former Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
1967Twiggy arrives for a week in the US, causing a sensation in the press with her skinny, fashion-model body and micro-miniskirts.
 
1964Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, makes its Broadway debut.
 
1956Tunisia gains its independence from France.
 
1914The first international figure skating championship is held in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
1854The Republican political Party is founded following a meeting in Ripon, WI.
 
1852Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is published.
 
1727Astronomer and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton dies.
 
1602The Dutch East India Company is chartered.
 
1413King Henry IV of England dies and is succeeded by his son, Henry V.
 

Born today:

1976  Chester Bennington - singer (Linkin Park)

1963  Kathy Ireland - supermodel, actress, designer

1961  Slim Jim Phantom - drummer (Stray Cats)

1958  Holly Hunter - actress (1993 Academy Award winner)

1957  Spike Lee - movie director

1954  Jimmy Seales - country guitarist (Shenandoah)

1950  William Hurt - actor

1950  Carl Palmer - rock drummer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

1950  Jimmie Vaughan - guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)

1948  Bobby Orr - NHL hockey star

1945  Pat Riley - winningest NBA coach

1939  Don Edwards - country singer

1939  Brian Mulroney - former Canadian prime minister

1937  Jerry Reed - singer, actor

1931  Hal Linden - actor

1928  Fred Rogers - children's TV host (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood)

1922  Ray Goulding - comedian (Bob and Ray)

1922  Carl Reiner - comedian, actor, producer

1914  Wendell Cory - actor

1908  Sir Michael Redgrave - actor

1908  Frank Stanton - former president of CBS

1906  Ozzie Nelson - bandleader, actor

1882  Dr. Urho Kekkonen, president of Finland

1828  Henrik Ibsen - playwright

 

 

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