3rd March

Born on this Day 3rd March
1847 Alexander Graham Bell
1869 Sir Henry Wood
1911 Jean Harlow
1918 Peter O’Sullevan
1920 James Doohan
1954 Merrick
1958 Miranda Richardson
1961 Fatima Whitbread
1977 Ronan Keating

Died On This Day
1959 Lou Costello
1987 Danny Kaye
1991 Serge Gainsbourg


1956 Elvis Presley’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’entered the US Top 30.

1963 Country music legend Patsy Cline played her last show in Kansas City.

1990 Soul singer Anita Baker won 3 Grammy awards.


1865 Worcestershire County Cricket Club was founded.

1992 Former IBF bantamweight Billy Hardy marked his comebacknwith a 5th round victory over Chris Clarkson in Houghton-le-Spring.

People & Showbiz

1985 The first episode of ‘Moonlighting’ starring Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd was broadcast on US tv.

1987 The first edition of ‘French and Saunders’ was broadcast by the BBC, complete with special guest Alison Moyet.

General Events

1923 US magazine ‘Time’ was first published.

1961 Edwin Bush became the first criminal to be identified with the use of an Identi-kit picture.

1995 A smoking ban was to be introduced by the 7 biggest charter airlines on all holiday flights of under 6 hours.

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