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March 11

Happy Birthday RIP Shemp Howard(Samuel Horwitz 1895–1955) Lawrence Welk(1903–1992) “Lady Chablis”(Benjamin Knox 1957–2016) Anton Yelchin(1989–2016) ; Samuel Donaldson–89 Nancy Kovach–88 Mark Metcalf–77 Jerry Zucker–73 Robert “Bobby” McFerrin Jr–73 Susan Richardson–71 Catharina “Nina” Hagen–68 “Cheryl Lynn”(Lynda Cheryl Smith)–66 David LaChapelle–60 Terrence Howard–54 “Johnny Knoxville”(Philip Clapp)–52 Thora Birch–41 ; 1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States ; 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the COVID-19 virus a pandemic! On March 19 California goes into lockdown, stay at home protocol declared by Gavin Newsom. The next day Andrew Cuomo does the same stay at home lockdown for New York state.

March 10

Happy Birthday RIP Donald Bexley(1910–1997) ; Carlos “Chuck” Norris–83 Shannon Tweed–66 Sharon Stone–65 Jasmine Guy–61 Prince Edward Windsor–59 Neneh Cherry(Karlsson)–59 Johnathan Hamm–52 Christopher “Biz” Stone–49 Bree Turner–46 Jeffrey Branson–46 Carrie Underwood–40 ; 1969 – In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to retract his plea ; 1977 – Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around the planet Uranus

March 9

Happy Birthday RIP Raul Julia y Arcelay(1940–1994) ; Charles Gibson–80 Jeffrey Osborne–75 Faith Daniels(Augustine)–66 Martin Fry–65 Juliette Binoche–59 Emmanuel Lewis–52 Kerr Smith–51 Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada–44 Brittney Snow–37 ; 1959 – Mattel’s Barbie doll made its public debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York created by Ruth Handler #HappyBirthdayBarbie

March 8

Happy Birthday RIP Lynn Redgrave(1943–2010) Alan Hale Mackahan Jr(1921–1990) “Cyd Charisse”(Tula Finklea 1921–2008) ; George Michael Dolenz Jr–78 John Kapelos–67 Gary Numan(Webb)–65 Lester Holt Jr–64 Aidan Quinn–64 Debra “Camryn” Manheim–62 Jed Rees–53 Freddie Prinze Jr–47 James Van Der Beek Jr–46 Nicholas Zano–45 Devon Graye Fleming–36 ; 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded ; 1917 – The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule ; 1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France ; 1979 –Philips demonstrates the compact disc “CD” publicly for the first time

March 7

Happy Birthday RIP James Broderick(1927–1982) Alan Sues(1926–2011) Willard Scott Jr(1934–2021) ; Danielo Travanti–83 Michael Eisner–81 “Taylor Dayne”(Leslie Wunderman)–61 Wanda Sykes–59 Jonathon Del Arco–57 Rachel Weisz–53 John “Peter” Sarsgaard–52 ; 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone

March 6

Happy Birthday RIP Lou Costello(Louis Cristillo 1906–1959) Edward McMahon(1923–2009) ; Joanna Miles–83 David Gilmour–79 Robert Reiner–76 James Saito–68 Edward Deezen–66 Thomas Arnold–64 Constance Womack(“Connie Britton”)–56 Shaquille O’Neal–51 ; 1899 – Bayer registers “Aspirin” as a trademark

March 5

Happy Birthday RIP Reginald “Rex” Harrison(1908–1990) Andrew Gibb(1958–1988) “Teena Marie”(Mary Brockert 1956–2010) James Noble(1922–2016) Robert Dean Stockwell(1936-2021) ; Fred Williamson–86 Murray Head–77 Lloyd Michael Warren-77 Elaine Paige(Bickerstaff)–75 Edmond “Eddy” Grant–75 Marsha Warfield–69 Penn Jillette–68 Kevin Connolly-49 Eva Mendes-49 ; 1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake ; 1946 – Winston Churchill coins the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri

March 4

Happy Birthday RIP Dorothy Mackaill(1903–1990) Martha O’Driscoll(1922–1998) Bobbi Kristina Brown(1993–2015) ; Paula Prentiss(Ragusa)–85 Catherine O’Hara–69 Patricia Heaton–65 Steven Weber–62 Stacy Edwards–58 Chaz Bono–54 Joshua Bowman–35 ; 1789 – In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The USA Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress.; 1837 – The city of Chicago is incorporated ; 1974 – People Magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.

March 3

Happy Birthday RIP Alexander Graham Bell(1847–1922) George Pullman(1831–1897) Harlean Carpenter(“Jean Harlow” 1911–1937) Perry Ellis(1940–1986) James Doohan(1920–2005) ; Jennifer Warnes–76 Miranda Richardson–65 Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer–53 David Faustino–49 Jessica Biel–41 ; 1885 – The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York ; 1923 – Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, was first published

March 2

Happy Birthday RIP Theodor Geisel(“Dr Seuss” 1904–1991) Karen Carpenter(1950–1983) ; Desiderio Arnaz y de Acha III(“Desi Arnaz” 1917–1986) ; John Irving(Blunt Jr)–81 Cheryl “Gates” McFadden–74 Laraine Newman–71 Jon Bon Jovi(John Bongiovi Jr)–61 Daniel Craig–55 Christopher Martin–46 Bryce Dallas Howard–42 ; 1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women ; 1917 – Puerto Rficans were granted U.S. citizenship ; 1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall ; 1949 – The first automatic street light (not traffic light, one that illuminates streets) is installed in New Milford, Connecticut