History Blog

March 20

Happy Birthday RIP Fred Rogers(1928–2003) Jerry Reed(Hubbard 1937–2008) ; Carl Reiner–96 “Hal Linden”(Harold Lipshitz)–87 Martin Brian Mulroney–79 John de Lancie–70 William Hurt–68 Shelton “Spike” Lee–61 Holly Hunter–60 Kathleen “Kathy” Ireland–55 Michael Rapaport–48 Dean Geyer–32 ; 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