On This Day for 1st March (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 282 of 282


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 1980 Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
  • 1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1980 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • 1980 Snow falls in Florida
  • 1980 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • 1980 The US enacts the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act as part of a compromise between the Carter Administration and the Congress over the decontrol of crude oil prices
  • 1980 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78

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1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington
  • 1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • 1981 Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among the prisoners is Bobby Sands
  • 1982 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
  • 1982 NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents
  • 1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • 1983 Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup
  • 1983 Tornado tears through Los Angeles, injuring 33 people
  • 1984 Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1988 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • 1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
  • 1988 Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
  • 1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion
  • 1989 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1990 Benin nullifies its constitution
  • 1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • 1990 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1991 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
  • 1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • 1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • 1992 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • 1993 Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • 1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • 1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • 1994 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
  • 1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • 1994 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

Music awardsMusic Awards

1995 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1995 Belgium ends military conscription
  • 1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • 1995 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • 1995 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • 1995 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns

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1996 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • 1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
  • 1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • 1998 "Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 2000 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • 2002 The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
  • 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2002 The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
  • 2003 Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 2004 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • 2004 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • 2006 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
  • 2006 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 2006 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium
  • 2007 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • 2007 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • 2011 Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
  • 2012 Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%
  • 2013 The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect
  • 2013 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces
  • 2014 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins
  • 2014 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world's billionaires shrinks to 1,810

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 2016 Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict
  • 2016 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each

US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump
Businessman & T.V. Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016 South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 277 of 277

  • 1963 Robert James Affuso, Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1963 Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
  • 1963 Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1963 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • 1963 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1964 Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
  • 1964 Paul Le Guen, French football manager
  • 1964 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • 1965 Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
  • 1965 Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • 1967 Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
  • 1967 Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete
  • 1967 George Eads, Fort Worth Texas, American actor (CSI)
  • 1968 Salil Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)
  • 1968 Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)
  • 1969 Azam Khan, cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)
  • 1969 Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1969 Vincenzo Esposito, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1969 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1969 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1970 Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970 Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1971 Allen Johnson, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Andre Karnebeek, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1971 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
  • 1971 Shepherd Clark, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1971 Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead Mass, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Zahoor Elahi, cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • 1972 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1972 Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Chris Webber, NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1973 Igor Murin, Trencin CZE, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1973 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1973 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
  • 1974 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1974 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975 Maria Jose Suarez, Miss Universe-Spain (1996)
  • 1976 Maringo Vlijter, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1976 Peter F. Bell, Australian rules footballer
  • 1976 Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter
  • 1977 Rod White, Sharon Pa, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
  • 1977 Rens Blom, Dutch athlete
  • 1977 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978 Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1978 Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star
  • 1978 Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
  • 1980 Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • 1980 Shahid Afridi, cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)
  • 1980 Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
  • 1980 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1981 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1981 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • 1981 Will Power, Australian racing driver
  • 1981 Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1983 Chris Hackett, English footballer
  • 1983 Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
  • 1983 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • 1984 Naima Mora, American model
  • 1984 Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1985 Andreas Ottl, German footballer
  • 1985 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • 1986 Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
  • 1987 Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")
  • 1987 Kesha Rose Sebert, American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in LA, CA
  • 1988 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • 1989 Sonya Kitchell, American singer
  • 1989 Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 Nikolas Tsattalios, Australian soccer player
  • 1990 Harry Eden, English actor
  • 1990 Ben Tozer, English footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994 Justin Bieber, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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