Today in History for March 2001
Events 1 - 5 of 5
4th - 4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
4th - Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
5th - In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
19th - The Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.
23rd - The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
Deaths 1 - 29 of 29
2nd - John Diamond, British journalist (b. 1953)
3rd - Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
4th - Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
4th - Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
4th - Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
4th - Harold Stassen, American politician (b. 1907)
6th - Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
7th - Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
8th - Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
10th - Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
12th - Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
12th - Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
13th - Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
15th - Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)
16th - Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
16th - Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
18th - John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
19th - Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
20th - Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1949)
21st - Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915)
21st - Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (b. 1921)
21st - Anthony Steel, English actor (b. 1920)
Animator William Hanna (22nd) 22nd - William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90
23rd - Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
24th - Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
28th - Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
29th - Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (b. 1899)
29th - John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
31st - Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)