Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mitchell Parish died 16 years ago

Mitchell Parish was born as Michael Hyman Pashelinsky on July 10, 1900 in Lithuania. He wrote the lyrics for the songs Stardust, Deep Purple, Moonlight Serenade, and Sleigh Ride. Mr. Parish died on March 31, 1993 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

O’Kelly Isley Jr. died 23 years ago

O’Kelly Isley, Jr. was born on December 25, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He helped to found the singing group The Isley Brothers. He co-wrote the song Shout. Mr. Isley died on March 31, 1986 in Alpine, New Jersey.

Charlotte Brontë died 154 years ago

Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. She wrote the novel Jane Eyre. Ms. Brontë died on March 31, 1855 in Haworth, Yorkshire, England.

Isaac Newton died 282 years ago

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England. He wrote the book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Mr. Newton died on March 31, 1727 in Kensington, Middlesex, England.

Michael Jeter died 6 years ago

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He acted in the TV sitcom Evening Shade. Mr. Jeter died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Harry Browne died 3 years ago

Harry Browne was born on June 17, 1933 in New York City, New York. He wrote the book How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. Mr. Browne died on March 1, 2006 in Franklin, Tennessee.

The Singing Nun died 24 years ago

Jeanine Deckers, best known as The Singing Nun, was born as Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers on October 17, 1933 in Wavre, Wallonia, Belgium. She sang the song Dominique. Ms. Deckers died on March 29, 1985 in Wavre, Wallonia, Belgium.

Mantovani died 29 years ago

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born on November 15, 1905 in Venice, Italy. He led a string orchestra. Mr. Mantovani died on March 29, 1980 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

Charles Wesley died 221 years ago

Charles Wesley was born on December 18, 1707 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. He was the lyricist for the songs Jesus, Lover of My Soul and O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing. Mr. Wesley died on March 29, 1788 in London, England.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Peter Ustinov died 5 years ago

Peter Alexander Ustinov was born on April 16, 1921 in London, England. He acted in the movies Spartacus and Lorenzo’s Oil. Mr. Ustinov died on March 28, 2004 in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland.

Maria von Trapp died 22 years ago

Maria Augusta von Trapp was born on January 26, 1905 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She was the “leading lady” of the Trapp Family Singers. Her family’s story was featured in the musical The Sound of Music. Ms. von Trapp died on March 28, 1987 in Morrisville, Vermont.

Marc Chagall died 24 years ago

Marc Chagall was born as Moshe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Liozna, Russian Empire. He created stained glass windows. Mr. Chagall died on March 28, 1985 in Saint-Paul, France.

Dick Haymes died 29 years ago

Dick Haymes was born as Richard Benjamin Haymes on September 13, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He sang the songs How Are Things in Glocca Morra? and Laura. Mr. Haymes died on March 28, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

Emmett Kelly died 30 years ago

Emmett Leo Kelly was born on December 9, 1898 in Sedan, Kansas. He was a clown in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mr. Kelly died on March 28, 1979 in Sarasota, Florida.

Dorothy Fields died 35 years ago

Dorothy Fields was born on July 15, 1905 in Allenhurst, New Jersey. She wrote the lyrics to the songs On the Sunny Side of the Street and The Way You Look Tonight. Ms. Fields died on March 28, 1974 in New York City, New York.

Sergei Rachmaninoff died 66 years ago

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was born on April 1, 1873 in Semyonovo, Russia. He composed the Prelude in C sharp minor and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Mr. Rachmaninoff died on March 28, 1943 in Beverly Hills, California.

Virginia Woolf died 68 years ago

Virginia Woolf was born as Adeline Virginia Stephen on January 25, 1882 in London, England. She wrote the novels Mrs Dalloway and Orlando: A Biography. Ms. Woolf died on March 28, 1941 near Lewes, East Sussex, England.

Modest Mussorgsky died 128 years ago

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born on March 21, 1839 in Kareno, Russia. He wrote the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition. Mr. Mussorgsky died on March 28, 1881 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wilfred Bigelow died 4 years ago

Wilfred Gordon Bigelow was born on June 18, 1913 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He helped to develop the artificial pacemaker for the heart. Mr. Bigelow died on March 27, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dudley Moore died 7 years ago

Dudley Moore was born as Dudley Stuart John Moore on April 19, 1935 in Dagenham, London, England. He acted in the movie Arthur. Mr. Moore died on March 27, 2002 in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Milton Berle died 7 years ago

Milton Berle was born as Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was called Mr. Television. Mr. Berle died on March 27, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.

M.C. Escher died 37 years ago

M.C. Escher was born as Maurits Cornelis Escher on June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. He created Metamorphosis I, Sky and Water I, Drawing Hands, House of Stairs, Ascending and Descending, Waterfall, and many more. Mr. Escher died on March 27, 1972 in Laren, the Netherlands.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jan Berry died 5 years ago

Jan Berry was born as William Jan Berry on April 3, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He was in the singing duo Jan and Dean. They sang the song Heart and Soul. Mr. Berry died on March 26, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

Alex Comfort died 9 years ago

Alexander Comfort was born on February 10, 1920 in London, England. He wrote the book The Joy of Sex. Mr. Comfort died on March 26, 2000 in South Northamptonshire, England.

Marshall Applewhite died 12 years ago

Marshall Applewhite was born as Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr. on May 17, 1931 in Spur, Texas. He was the leader of the Heaven’s Gate group. Mr. Applewhite died on March 26, 1997 in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Noël Coward died 36 years ago

Noël Peirce Coward was born on December 16, 1899 in Teddington, England. He wrote the play Blithe Spirit and a number of songs. Mr. Coward died on March 26, 1973 in Blue Harbour, Port Maria, Jamaica.

Walt Whitman died 117 years ago

Walt Whitman was born as Walter Whitman on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York. He wrote the poems Leaves of Grass. Mr. Whitman died on March 26, 1892 in Camden, New Jersey.

Ludwig van Beethoven died 182 years ago

Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. He wrote the Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op.13 (the “Sonata Pathétique”) and the Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor (the “Moonlight” Sonata). Mr. Beethoven died on March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Buck Owens died 3 years ago

Buck Owens was born as Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. on August 12, 1929 in Sherman, Texas. He was the lead vocalist in the group The Buckaroos. They sang the song Act Naturally. Mr. Owens co-hosted the TV show Hee Haw. Mr. Owens died on March 25, 2006 in Bakersfield, California.

Paul Henning died 4 years ago

Paul Henning was born on September 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. He created the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies and created its theme song The Ballad of Jed Clampett. Mr. Henning died on March 25, 2005 in Burbank, California.

Nancy Walker died 17 years ago

Nancy Walker was born as Anna Myrtle Swoyer on May 10, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the TV sitcom Rhoda. Ms. Walker died on March 25, 1992 in Studio City, California.

Claude Debussy died 91 years ago

Claude Debussy was born as Achille-Claude Debussy on August 22, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France. He wrote Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and the Suite bergamasque for the piano. Mr. Debussy died on March 25, 1918 in Paris, France.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Harold Melvin died 12 years ago

Harold Melvin was born on June 25, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the lead vocalist in the singing group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. The group sang the song If You Don’t Know Me by Now. Mr. Melvin died on March 24, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Enrique Granados died 93 years ago

Enrique Granados was born as Pantaléon Enrique Costanzo Granados y Campiña on July 27, 1867 in Lleida, Spain. He wrote the piano suite Goyescas. Mr. Granados died on March 24, 1916 while on a ferry crossing the English Channel.

Jules Verne died 104 years ago

Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote the novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Mr. Verne died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow died 127 years ago

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27, 1807 in Portland, Maine. He wrote the poems The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. Mr. Longfellow died on March 24, 1882 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friedrich Hayek died 17 years ago

Friedrich Hayek was born as Friedrich August von Hayek on May 8, 1899 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the books The Road to Serfdom and The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism. Mr. Hayek died on March 23, 1992 in Freiburg, Germany.

Cindy Walker died 3 years ago

Cindy Walker was born on July 20, 1918 near Mart, Texas. With Eddy Arnold, she co-wrote the song You Don’t Know Me. Ms. Walker died on March 23, 2006 in Mexia, Texas.

Peter Lorre died 45 years ago

Peter Lorre was born as László Löwenstein on June 26, 1904 in Rózsahegy (now Ružomberok), Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia). He acted in the movies Casablanca and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Mr. Lorre died on March 23, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Don Murray died 13 years ago

Don Murray was born on November 8, 1945 in California. He was a drummer in the singing group The Turtles. Mr. Murray died on March 22, 1996.

Dave Guard died 18 years ago

Dave Guard was born as Donald David Guard on October 19, 1934 in San Francisco, California or Hawaii. He was in the singing group The Kingston Trio. Mr. Guard died on March 22, 1991 in Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Barney Martin died 4 years ago

Barney Martin was born on March 3, 1923 in Queens, New York City, New York. He acted as “Morty Seinfeld” in the TV sitcom Seinfeld. Mr. Martin died on March 21, 2005 in Studio City, California.

Dack Rambo died 15 years ago

Dack Rambo was born as Norman Rambo on November 13, 1941 in Earlimart, California. He acted in the TV series Dallas. Mr. Rambo died on March 21, 1994 in Delano, California.

Leo Fender died 18 years ago

Leo Fender was born as Clarence Leonidas Fender on August 10, 1909 in Fullerton, California. He founded the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. Mr. Fender died on March 21, 1991 in Fullerton, California.

Robert Preston died 22 years ago

Robert Preston was born as Robert Preston Meservey on June 8, 1918 in Newton, Massachusetts. He acted in the movies The Music Man, Mame, and Victor Victoria. Mr. Preston died on March 21, 1987 in Montecito, California.

Michael Redgrave died 24 years ago

Michael Redgrave was born as Michael Scudamore Redgrave on March 20, 1908 in Bristol, Glouchestershire, England. He was the father of actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave. He was the grandfather of the recently-deceased actress Natasha Richardson. Mr. Redgrave acted in the movie The Importance of Being Earnest. Mr. Redgrave died on March 21, 1985 in Buckinghamshire, England.

Pocahontas died 392 years ago

Pocahontas was born around 1595 in Werowocomoco, Powhatan Confederacy, North America. She was the Native American who married the Englishman John Rolfe. Pocahontas died on March 21, 1617 in Gravesend, Kent, England.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Chet Huntley died 35 years ago

Chet Huntley was born as Chester Robert Huntley on December 10, 1911 in Cardwell, Montana. He was a TV newscaster on the Huntley-Brinkley Report. Mr. Huntley died on March 20, 1974 in Big Sky, Montana.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Arthur C. Clarke died 1 year ago

Arthur Charles Clarke was born on December 16, 1917 in Minehead, Somerset, England. He wrote the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mr. Clarke died on March 19, 2008 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Luther Ingram died 2 years ago

Luther Thomas Ingram was born on November 30, 1937 in Jackson, Tennessee. He sang the song (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right. Mr. Ingram died on March 19, 2007 in Belleville, Illinois.

Edgar Rice Burroughs died 59 years ago

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois. He wrote the novel Tarzan of the Apes. Mr. Burroughs died on March 19, 1950 in Encino, California.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Adam Osborne died 6 years ago

Adam Osborne was born on March 6, 1939 in Thailand. He developed the Osborne 1 portable computer. Mr. Osborne died on March 18, 2003 in Kodaikanal, India.

John Phillips died 8 years ago

John Phillips was born as John Edmund Andrew Phillips on May 1, 1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina. He was in the singing group The Mamas & The Papas. Mr. Phillips died on March 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.

Kenneth E. Boulding died 16 years ago

Kenneth Ewart Boulding was born on January 18, 1910 in Liverpool, England. He founded evolutionary economics. He said, “Mathematics brought rigor to Economics. Unfortunately, it also brought mortis.” and “Economists are like computers. They need to have facts punched into them.” Mr. Boulding died on March 18, 1993 in Boulder, Colorado.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Roger Bennett died 2 years ago

Roger Bennett was born on March 10, 1959 in Strawberry, Arkansas. He was the pianist for the singing group The Cathedrals. Mr. Bennett died on March 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas.

Terry Stafford died 13 years ago

Terry LaVerne Stafford was born on November 22, 1941 in Hollis, Oklahoma. He sang the song Suspicion. He wrote the lyrics to the song Amarillo by Morning. Mr. Stafford died on March 17, 1996 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rick Aviles died 14 years ago

Rick Aviles was born as Richard Anthony Aviles on October 14, 1952 in New York City, New York. He acted as “Willie Lopez” in the movie Ghost. Mr. Aviles died on March 17, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

Helen Hayes died 16 years ago

Helen Hayes was born as Helen Hayes Brown on October 10, 1900 in Washington, D.C. She acted in the movie Airport. Ms. Hayes died on March 17, 1993 in Nyack, New York.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Arthur Godfrey died 26 years ago

Arthur Godfrey was born as Arthur Morton Leo Godfrey on August 31, 1903 in New York City, New York. He hosted several TV shows. Mr. Godfrey died on March 16, 1983 in New York City, New York.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thora Hird died 6 years ago

Thora Hird was born on May 28, 1911 in Morecambe, Lancashire, England. She acted in the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. Ms. Hird died on March 15, 2003 in Twickenham, London, England.

Ann Sothern died 8 years ago

Ann Sothern was born as Harriette Arlene Lake on January 22, 1909 in Valley City, North Dakota. She acted in the movie The Whales of August. Ms. Sothern died on March 15, 2001 in Ketchum, Idaho.

Benjamin Spock died 11 years ago

Benjamin McLane Spock was born on May 2, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut. He wrote the book The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Mr. Spock died on March 15, 1998 in La Jolla, California.

William Scholl died 41 years ago

William Mathias Scholl was born on June 22, 1882 in La Porte, Indiana. He created the Scholl Manufacturing Co. Inc. Mr. Scholl died on March 15, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Howard Ashman died 18 years ago

Howard Elliot Ashman was born on May 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the lyricist for the music in the movie Aladdin. Mr. Ashman died on March 14, 1991 in New York City, New York.

Susan Hayward died 34 years ago

Susan Hayward was born as Edythe Marrenner on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She acted in the movie My Foolish Heart. Ms. Hayward died on March 14, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Chic Young died 36 years ago

Chi Young was born as Murat Bernard Young on January 9, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He created the comic strip Blondie. Mr. Young died on March 14, 1973 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Maureen Stapleton died 3 years ago

Maureen Stapleton was born as Lois Maureen Stapleton on June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York. She acted in the movies The Electric Grandmother and Cocoon. Ms. Stapleton died on March 13, 2006 in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Stephen Vincent Benét died 66 years ago

Stephen Vincent Benét was born on July 22, 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He wrote the short story The Devil and Daniel Webster. Mr. Benét died on March 13, 1943 in New York City, New York.

Susan B. Anthony died 103 years ago

Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She co-founded the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. Ms. Anthony died on March 13, 1906 in Rochester, New York.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lynne Thigpen died 6 years ago

Lynne Thigpen was born as Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen on December 22, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois. She acted and sang in the movie Godspell. Ms. Thigpen died on March 12, 2003 in Marina del Rey, California.

Maurice Evans died 20 years ago

Maurice Herbert Evans was born on June 3, 1901 in Dorchester, Dorset, England. He acted as “Maurice” in the TV sitcom Bewitched. He also acted as “Dr. Zaius” in the movie Planet of the Apes. Mr. Evans died on March 12, 1989 in Rottingdean, East Sussex, England.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Betty Hutton died 2 years ago

Betty Hutton was born as Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan. She sang the song It Had to Be You. She acted in the movie The Greatest Show on Earth. Ms. Hutton died on March 11, 2007 in Palm Springs, California.

Geraldine Farrar died 42 years ago

Geraldine Farrar was born on February 28, 1882 in Melrose, Massachusetts. She was an opera singer. Ms. Farrar died on March 11, 1967 in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Andy Gibb died 21 years ago

Andy Gibb was born as Andrew Roy Gibb on March 5, 1958 in Manchester, England. He sang the songs I Just Want to Be Your Everything and Shadow Dancing. Mr. Gibb died on March 10, 1988 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Anna Moffo died 3 years ago

Anna Moffo was born on June 27, 1932 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She was an opera singer. Ms. Moffo died on March 9, 2006 in New York City, New York.

Lloyd Bridges died 11 years ago

Lloyd Bridges was born as Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. on January 15, 1913 in San Leandro, California. He acted in the movie Airplane!. Mr. Bridges died on March 10, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.

Harriet Tubman died 96 years ago

Harriet Tubman was born as Araminta Ross around 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was an abolitionist. Ms. Tubman died on March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York.

Monday, March 9, 2009

George Burns died 13 years ago

George Burns was born as Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York. He acted in the comedy team Burns and Allen. Mr. Burns died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

John Inman died 2 years ago

John Inman was born as Frederick John Inman on June 28, 1935 in Preston, Lancashire, England. He acted as “Mr. Humphries” in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? Mr. Inman died on March 8, 2007 in London, England.

Robert Pastorelli died 5 years ago

Robert Joseph Pastorelli was born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He acted as the perpetual house painter “Eldin Bernecky” on the TV series Murphy Brown. Mr. Pastorelli died on March 8, 2004 in Hollywood Hills, California.

Peggy Cass died 10 years ago

Peggy Cass was born as Mary Margaret Cass on May 21, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts. She acted as “Agnes Gooch” in the movie Auntie Mame. Ms. Cass died on March 8, 1999 in New York City, New York.

Billy Eckstine died 16 years ago

Billy Eckstine was born as William Clarence Eckstein on July 8, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He sang the song Prisoner of Love. Mr. Eckstine died on March 8, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hector Berlioz died 140 years ago

Hector Berlioz was born as Louis Hector Berlioz on December 11, 1803 near Lyon, France. He composed the Symphonie fantastique. Mr. Berlioz died on March 8, 1869 in Paris, France.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Paul Winfield died 5 years ago

Paul Edward Winfield was born on May 22, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calfornia. He acted in the movie Sounder. He also acted as “The Mirror” in the TV sitcom The Charmings. Mr. Winfield died on March 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

Frankie Carle died 8 years ago

Frankie Carle was born on March 25, 1903 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a pianist and bandleader. Mr. Carle died on March 7, 2001 in Mesa, Arizona.

Pee Wee King died 9 years ago

Pee Wee King was born as Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski on February 18, 1914 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He sang the song Slow Poke. Mr. King died on March 7, 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Stanley Kubrick died 10 years ago

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928 in New York City, New York. He co-wrote, directed, and produced the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mr. Kubrick died on March 7, 1999 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England.

Harris Glenn Milstead died 21 years ago

Harris Glenn Milstead was born on October 19, 1945 in Towson, Maryland. He acted in the movie Hairspray. Mr. Milstead died on March 7, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Ayn Rand died 27 years ago

Ayn Rand was born as Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She wrote the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. She also wrote the books The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. Ms. Rand died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York.

Dana Reeve died 3 years ago

Dana Reeve was born as Dana Charles Morosini on March 17, 1961 in Teaneck, New Jersey. She had been married to actor Christopher Reeve (who had died earlier on October 10, 2004). Mrs. Reeve died on March 6, 2006 in New York City, New York.

Elvia Allman died 17 years ago

Elvia Allman was born on September 19, 1904 in Enochville, North Carolina. She acted in the TV sitcom I Love Lucy in a very humorous skit in a chocolate candy factory (see below). Ms. Allman died on March 6, 1992 in Santa Monica, California.

Georgia O’Keefe died 23 years ago

Georgia Totto O’Keefe was born on November 15, 1887 near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She painted Blue and Green Music. Ms. O’Keefe died on March 6, 1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pearl S. Buck died 36 years ago

Pearl Sandra Buck was born on June 26, 1892 in Hillsboro, West Virginia. She wrote the novel The Good Earth. Ms. Buck died on March 6, 1973 in Danby, Vermont.

Nelson Eddy died 42 years ago

Nelson Ackerman Eddy was born on June 29, 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island. He sang with Jeanette MacDonald in the musical movie Rose Marie. Mr. Eddy died on March 6, 1967 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Patsy Cline died 46 years ago

Patsy Cline was born as Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. She sang the songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, and Sweet Dreams. Ms. Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963 by Camden, Tennessee.

John Belushi died 27 years ago

John Adam Belushi was born on January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He acted in the movie Continental Divide. Mr. Belushi died on March 5, 1982 in Los Angeles, California.