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March 31

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995  Pop singer Selena is assassinated by her fan club founder in Corpus Christi, TX.
 
1991The military alliance known as the Warsaw Pact expires.
 
1986167 are killed when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 jetliner crashes in the mountains of Mexico.
 
1968US president Lyndon B. Johnson declines to seek a second full term.
 
1949Newfoundland becomes Canada's tenth province.
 
1943Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, Oklahoma!, makes its Broadway debut.
 
1938Trial lawyer Clarence Darrow dies.
 
1932The Ford Motor Company introduces its V-8 engine.
 
1931Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash.
 
1921Coal miners in Britain go on strike.
 
1917The US purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
 
1913Financier John Pierpoint (J.P.) Morgan dies.
 
1896Whitcomb Judson receives a patent on his hookless fastener -- the forerunner of the modern day zipper.
 
1889The Eiffel Tower is officially completed.
 
1876The first title-guarantee insurance company in the US is organized.
 
1865Union troops win the battle at Dinwiddie Courthouse, VA, during the US Civil War.
 
1854First treaty signed between the US and Japan.
 
1850John C. Calhoun, famous statesman and orator, dies.
 
1837John Constable, English artist, dies.
 

Born today:

1959  Angus Young - lead guitarist (AC/DC)

1957  Marc McClure - actor

1953  Sean Hopper - keyboardist (Huey Lewis and The News)

1950  Ed Marinaro - NFL running back, actor

1948  Al Gore - US Vice-President (1993-2001)

1948  Rhea Perlman - actress, wife of actor Danny DeVito

1946  Al Nichol - guitarist (The Turtles)

1945  Gabe Kaplan - actor

1944  Mott the Hoople: Mott (Sony)  


Mick Ralphs - guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1943  Christopher Walken - actor

1935  Herb Alpert - musician; A&M Records co-founder

1935  Richard Chamberlain - actor

1934  Shirley Jones - actress (The Partridge Family)

1932  John Jakes - author

1931  Miller Barber - golf champion

1929  Liz Claiborne - fashion designer

1928  Gordie Howe - hockey hall of famer

1928  Lefty Frizzell - country singer

1927  Cesar Chavez - labor leader

1927  William Daniels - actor

1922  Richard Kiley - actor

1915  Henry Morgan, comedian, TV game show panelist

1848  William Waldorf Astor - author

1809  Edward Fitzgerald - author

1732  Franz Joseph Haydn - composer

1596  Rene Descartes - philosopher

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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