History Blog

March 20

Happy Birthday RIP Fred Rogers(1928–2003) ; Carl Reiner–93 “Hal Linden”(Harold Lipshitz)–84 Martin Brian Mulroney–76 John de Lancie–67 William Hurt–65 Shelton “Spike” Lee–58 Holly  Hunter–57 Kathleen “Kathy” Ireland–52 Michael Rapaport–45 Dean Geyer–29 ; 1996 – A jury in Los Angeles convicted Erik and Lyle Menendez of first-degree murder in the shotgun slayings of their millionaire parents. (They are serving life without parole.) ; 1997 – Liggett Group settled 22 state lawsuits by admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teenagers and agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive