Saturday, March 19, 2016

Almanac: March 19, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1894 - Moms Mabley (d. 1975)
  • 1937 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry (79)
  • 1942 - Jeff Neighbour (Joy of Cooking) (74)
  • 1942 - Robin Luke (74)
  • 1946 - Ruth Pointer (Pointer Sisters) (70)
  • 1946 - Paul Atkinson (Zombies) (d. 2004)
  • 1950 - Derek Longmuir (Bay City Rollers) (65)
  • 1953 - Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) (63)
  • 1953 - Ricky Wilson (B-52's) (d. 1985)
  • 1955 - Bruce Willis (61)
  • 1959 - Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy Three) (57)
  • 1969 - Gary Jules (55)
  • 1971 - Jack Bessant (Reef) (45)
  • 1973 - Bun B (born Bernard Freeman) (43)
  • 1975 - Brann Dailor (Mastodon) (41)
  • 1976 - Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) (40)

Deaths
  • 1976 - Paul Kossof (Free) - Drug related heart failure (25)
  • 1982 - Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne) - Plane crash (25)
  • 1990 - Andrew Wood (Malfunkshun, Mother Loves Bone) - Heroin overdose (24)
  • 1993 - Jeff Ward (Nine Inch Nails, Ministry) (30)
  • 2007 - Luther Ingram - Heart attack (69)

Graceland
On This Day
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley bought Graceland.
  • 1960 - Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in Nashville, TN.
  • 1964 - The Beatles received the award for Show Business Personality of the Year from British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
  • 1968 - Donovan went to India to study transcendental meditation.
  • 1974 - Jefferson Airplane renamed themselves Jefferson Starship.
  • 1978 - Billy Joel made his British live debut in London.
  • 1985 - Spin Magazine began publication.
  • 1988 - Michael Jackson started construction on his Neverland ranch and amusement park.
  • 1992 - Jet Harris of the Shadows lost his drivers license for three years for drunk driving.
  • 1999 - George Jones is released from the hospital 13 days after being in a near-fatal car accident.
  • 2001 - Geri Hallwell of the Spice Girls had her home broken into.
  • 2002 - Julian Casablanca of the Strokes hit an RCA employee who was trying to force the group to do a TV show at a time when the group was exhausted from touring.
  • 2007 - Crystal Gayle's tour bus was stolen by a fugitive and used to evade arrest.
  • 2007 - Lonestar's Richie McDonald announced he would leave the group at the end of the year to go solo. 

Marriages
  • 1918 - Louis Armstrong and Daisy Parker
  • 1968 - Tom T. Hall and Dixie Dean
  • 1970 - David Bowie and Angie Barnett

Released
  • 1962 - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (debut album)
  • 1975 - Dressed to Kill - Kiss
  • 2002 - Rude Awakening - Megadeth
  • 2013 - Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves

Broadcasts
  • 1953 - Academy Awards - Tex Ritter
  • 2002 - Anderson Cooper (CNN) - Ozzy Osbourne and family
  • 2010 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band

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