This Day in History for 1st March (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 269 of 269

1980 - Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1980 - Snow falls in Florida
1981 - "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 perfs
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 a Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
1982 - 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1982 - NY Times raises it's 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 LA, 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
Singer & Actress Liza MinnelliSinger & Actress Liza Minnelli 1985 - Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1985 - Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1985 - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
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
1988 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1989 - Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 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 perfs
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
1995 - 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow
1995 - Belgium ends military conscript
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
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens 1996 - Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
1996 - New toll-free 888 area code introduced
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
1998 - Australian Ladies Masters Golf
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.
Actor and Rapper LL Cool JActor and Rapper LL Cool J 2003 - 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win
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.
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.
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 279 of 279

1963 - Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1963 - Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
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)
1966 - Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1966 - Steve Reed, Los Angeles California, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
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, Wash DC, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - Andre Karnebeek, soccer player (FC Twente)
1971 - Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
1971 - Shepherd Clark, Atlanta Ga, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ)
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
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
Actor Jensen AcklesActor Jensen Ackles (1978) 1978 - Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives)
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
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")
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
Pop Star Justin BieberPop Star Justin Bieber (1994) 1994 - Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)

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