On this day..... March 23

 

MARCH 23RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PUPPY DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOAN CRAWFORD (1905-1977)
  • AKIRA KUROSAWA (1910-1998)
  • RICK OCASEK (1949, 69)
 
  • REX TILLERSON (1952, 66)
  • CHAKA KHAN (1953, 65)
 
  • KERI RUSSELL (1976, 42)
  • PEREZ HILTON (1978, 40)
 
  • KYRIE IRVING (1992, 26)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 59, NERO MURDERS HIS MOTHER AGRIPPINA THE YOUNGER
  • IN 1743, HANDEL PREMIERES HIS “MESSIAH” IN LONDON
  • IN 1775, PATRICK HENRY GIVES HIS “GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH” SPEECH
 
  • IN 1782, PIEERE CHODERLOS PUBLISHES “DANGEROUS LIASONS”
  • IN 1839, THE BOSTON MORNING POST IS THE FIRST TO USE THE TERM “OK”
  • IN 1857, ELISHA OTIS INSTALLS THE FIRST ELEVATOR IN A BUILDING IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS OVERRIDES PRESIDENT JOHNSON’S VETO TO PASS THE SECOND RECONSTRUCTION ACT
  • IN 1921, GERMANY DEFAULTS ON REPERATIONS FROM WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1923, FRANK SILVER RELEASES “YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS”
 
  • IN 1929, THE FIRST TELEPHONE IS INSTALLED IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1933, ADOLF HITLER PASSES THE ENABLING ACT WHICH EFFECTIVELY MADE HIM A DICTATOR BY BANNING OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES
  • IN 1940, CBS RADIO DEBUTS “TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES”
 
  • IN 1942, THE UNITES STATES BEGINS DETAINING JAPANESE AMERICANS
  • IN 1945, 1,500 AMERICAN PLANES BOMB OKINAWA, JAPAN
  • IN 1945, WILLIAM LYONS CHANGES THE NAME OF THE SWALLOW SIDECAR COMPANY TO JAGUAR
  • IN 1950, CBS DEBUTS “BEAT THE CLOCK”
 
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY RELEASES HIS SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
  • IN 1956, PAKISTAN AND THE SUDAN BOTH BECOME INDEPENDENT
  • IN 1970, CONWAY TWITTY RELEASES “HELLO DARLIN”
 
  • IN 1972, EVIL KNIEVEL JUMPS 35 CARS BUT BREAKS 93 BONES LANDING
  • IN 1973, YOKO ONO BECOMES A PERMANENT AMERICAN RESIDENT
  • IN 1974, “THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY” AIRS FOR THE LAST TIME
 
  • IN 1981, THE US SUPREME COURT RULES THAT IT IS LEGAL TO MAKE STATUTORY RAPE LEGAL FOR MEN ONLY
  • IN 1983, PRESIDENT REAGAN INTRODUCES THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE NICKNAMED STAR WARS
  • IN 1985, BILLY JOEL MARRIES CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
  • IN 1985, JOHN FOGERTY WENT TO #1 WITH “CENTERFIELD”
 
  • IN 1987, CBS DEBUTS “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”
  • IN 1990, VICE PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE PRONOUNCES “IF WE DO NOT SUCCEED, WE RUN THE RISK OF FAILURE”
  • IN 1994, JOEY BUTTAFUOCO IS RELEASE FROM PRISON AFTER FOUR MONTHS
 
  • IN 1994, HOWARD STERN ANNOUNCES HE IS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK
  • IN 1996, CELINE DION WENT TO #1 WITH “BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME”
 
  • IN 1999, RICKY MARTIN RELEASES “LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA”
  • IN 2004, USHER RELEASES “CONFESSIONS”, 2004 BILLBOARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR
 
  • IN 2005, THE 11TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS REFUSES TO FORCE TERRY SCHAIVO TO GO BACK ON A FEEDING TUBE OVER THE OBJECTIONS OF GOVERNOR JEB BUSH
  • IN 2011, ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79
  • IN 2013, THE US SENATE VOTES 50-49 TO APPROVE A NATIONAL BUDGET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009
  • IN 2015, KRIS AND BRUCE JENNER DIVORCE AFTER 13 YEARS
 

TRIVIA:

WHAT MOVIE STAR HAD HIS FIRST JOB AS A STUNT MAN ON CBS SHOW “BEAT THE CLOCK”?


A: JAMES DEAN

 

title

Content Goes Here