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March 20

Happy Birthday RIP Fred Rogers(1928–2003) Jerry Reed(Hubbard 1937–2008) Carl Reiner(1922–2020) William Hurt1(1950–2022); “Hal Linden”(Harold Lipshitz)–92 Martin Brian Mulroney–84 Shelton “Spike” Lee–66 Holly Hunter–65 Kathleen “Kathy” Ireland–60 Michael Rapaport–53 Dean Geyer–37 ; 1996 – A jury in Los Angeles Criminal courts convicted Erik and Lyle Menendez of first-degree murder in the shotgun slayings of their millionaire parents. (They are serving life sentences without parole in separate California prisons and aren’t allowed to communicate) ; 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. They are mainly known for Chesterfield brand which no longer is sold.

March 19

Happy Birthday RIP Eleanor “Betty” Compson(1897–1974) Fred Berry(1951–2003) ; Renee Taylor(Wexler)–90 Ursula Andress–87 Ruth Pointer–77 Glenda “Glenn” Close–76 Walter Bruce Willis–68 ; 1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time. ; 1931 – Nevada legalized gambling ; 1953 – The Academy Awards was televised for first time from NBC International Theater in NYC ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOtp4dli7-4 )

March 18

Happy Birthday RIP John Updike(1932–2009) Peter Graves(Aurness 1926–2010) Ernest Gallo(1909–2007) Kevin Dobson(1943–2020) ; Bradford Dourif–73 Irene Cara Escalera–64 Vanessa Lynn Williams–60 “Queen Latifah”(Dana Owens)–53 Dane Cook–50 Adam Levine–44 ; 1931 – Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor

March 17

Happy Birthday RIP Nathaniel Adams Coles(“Nat King Cole” 1919–1965) Paul Kantner(1941–2016) ; Patrick Duffy–74 Kurt Russell–72 Lesley Anne Down–69 Gary Sinise–68 Robert “Rob” Lowe–59 Paige Hemmis(Huff)–51 Brittany Daniel–47 ; 1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel : 1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree : 1800s – Saint Patrick’s Day started in early 17th Century celebrating Saint Patrick (Feast of Saint Patrick) by Catholics.

March 16

Happy Birthday RIP Henry Youngman(1906–1998) Thelma “Pat” Nixon(1912–1993) “Jerry Lewis”(Joseph Levitch 1926–2017) ; Charles “Chuck” Woolery–82 Henry “Erik” Estrada–74 Victor Garber–74 Nancy Wilson–69 Jerome Flynn–60 Lauren Graham–56 Alan Tudyk–52 ; 1850 – “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published

March 15

Happy Birthday RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg(1933-– 2020) ; Judd Hirsch–88 Michael Love–82 David Cronenberg–80 Daniel Dee Snider–68 Park Overall–66 Fabio Lanzoni–64 Terence Trent “D’Arby” Howard–61 Kennedy “Rockwell” Gordy–59 Mark McGrath–55!Mark Hoppus–51 Eva Longoria–48 William Adams Jr(“will.i.am”)–48 Kellan Lutz–38 ; 1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated ; 1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com)

March 14

Happy Birthday RIP Albert Einstein(1879–1955) Diane Arbus(1923–1971) ; Quincy Jones Jr–90 “Michael Caine”(Maurice Micklewhite)–90 William “Billy” Crystal–75 Rigdon “Rick” Dees–73 Jerry Greenfield–72 Adrian Zmed–69 Kevin Williamson–58 James Frain–55 Frederick “Chris” Klein–44 Jordan Taylor Hanson–40 Jamie Bell–37 ; 1794 – Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin ; 1964 – Jack Ruby is convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of John F. Kennedy.

March 13

Happy Birthday RIP Paul Stewart(Sternberg 1908–1986) Joseph Peter Breck(1929–2012) ; Neil Sedaka–84 William Hall Macy Jr–73 Kathy Hilton(Kathleen Avanzino)–64 Daniel Masterson–47 Noel Fisher–39 Emile Hirsch–38 George MacKay–31 ; 1639 – Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard ; 1781 – The planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel ; 1963 – Police in Phoenix, Arizona arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape. His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona which found that his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights had been violated during his arrest and trial for armed robbery, kidnapping, and rape. (Miranda Rights)

March 12

Happy Birthday RIP Jean-Louis “Jack” de Kerouac(1922–1969) William ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas Jr(1931–1980) Johnny Palermo(1982–2009) Alwin “Al” Jarreau(1940–2017) ; Barbara Feldon(Hall)–90 Liza Minnelli–77 James Taylor–75 Jon Provost–73 Ronald Jeremy Hyatt–70 Titus Welliver–62 Ladda Tammy Duckworth–55 Aaron Eckhart–55 Jacob “Jake” Tapper (CNN)–54 Samuel Levine–41 ; 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States

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.