History Blog

March 20

Happy Birthday RIP Fred Rogers(1928–2003) Jerry Reed(Hubbard 1937–2008) ; Carl Reiner–98 “Hal Linden”(Harold Lipshitz)–89 Martin Brian Mulroney–81 William Hurt–70 Shelton “Spike” Lee–63 Holly Hunter–62 Kathleen “Kathy” Ireland–57 Michael Rapaport–50 Dean Geyer–34 ; 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.