Crow Anniversaries

CROW ANNIVERASIES MARCH 14-20 Friday March 14 1951 First appearance of Dennis the Menace in The Beano. 1964 The UK Top 10 was made up entirely of British acts. Births: Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879. Today s birthdays: Michael Caine, actor, 75; Quincy J


MARCH 14-20

Friday March 14

1951 First appearance of Dennis the Menace in The Beano.

1964 The UK Top 10 was made up entirely of British acts.

Births: Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879.

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Today's birthdays: Michael Caine, actor, 75; Quincy Jones, record producer, 75l Jasper Carrott, comedian, 63; Billy Crystal, actor, 61; Phil Vickery, England Rugby Union captain, 32; Jamie Bell, actor, 22.

Deaths: Karl Marx, philosopher, 1883; Susan Hayward, actress, 1975; Busby Berkeley, choreographer, 1976; Ken Barrington, England Test cricket batsman, 1981.

Saturday March 15

1917 Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated.

1933 Nazi leader Adolph Hitler proclaimed the Third Reich in Germany.

1956 The stage version of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews opened in New York.

1998 The Angel of the North was erected.

Births: Andrew Jackson, US President, 1767.

Today's birthdays: Frank Dobson, ex-Labour Cabinet minister, 68; Ry Cooder, guitarist, 61; Penny Lancaster, model wife of Rod Stewart, 37.

Deaths: Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping tycoon, 1975; Dr Benjamin Spook, child psychologist, 1998.

Sunday March 16

1872 First FA Cup Final, between Wanderers and Royal Engineers, at the Kennington Oval.

1968 Robert Kennedy announced his intention to run for US President.

1973 The new London Bridge was opened.

1976 Harold Wilson quit as Prime Minister and was succeeded by James Callaghan.

1996 Mike Tyson defeated Frank Bruno to become world heavyweight boxing champion.

Births: James Madison, US President, 1751; Patricia Nixon, wife of President Richard Nixon, 1912.

Today's birthdays: Jerry Lewis, comedy actor, 82.

Deaths: William Henry Beveridge, author of a report on the welfare state, 1963; T Bone Walker, blues guitarist, 1975.

Monday March 17

1921 Doctor Marie Stopes opened The Mother's Clinic in London.

1942 Fuel rationing was introduced.

1968 Demonstrators attempted to storm the American Embassy in London in protest over the Vietnam War.

2003 Robin Cook resigned from the Labour Cabinet in protest at the impending war in Iraq.

Births: Gottileb Damiler, car designer, 1834; Nat King Cole, singer and musician, 1919; Rudolf Nureyev, ballet dancer, 1938.

Today's birthdays: Robin Knox-Johnson, lone yachtsman, 69; Rory McGrath, comedian, 52; Clare Grogan, television presenter, 46; Alexander McQueen, designer, 39.

Deaths: Lawrence Oates, explorer, 1912; Rod Hull, entertainer, 1999.

Tuesday March 18

1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle were transported to Australia for creating a trade union.

1949 Plans were unveiled for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato).

1959 EMI ceased to produce 78rpm records.

1965 First walk in space, by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

1998 Passengers and crew were evacuated after the nose wheel of an aircraft collapsed on landing at Manchester Airport.

Births: Stephen Grover Cleveland, US President, 1837; Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, 1869; Wilfred Owen, English war poet, 1893.

Today's birthdays: FW de Clerk, ex-South African President, 72; Ron Atkinson, ex-soccer manager, 69; Alex (Hurricane) Higgins, snooker player, 59; Pat Eddery, champion jockey, 56; Vanessa Williams, singer, 45.

Deaths: Robert Walpole, British Prime Minister, 1745; Percy Thrower, garden expert, 1988.

Wednesday March 19

1932 The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened.

1957 Elvis Presley purchased the 23-room mansion Graceland

1986 Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson announced their engagement.

2001 West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh took his 500th Test wicket.

2002 British commandos were ordered into battle in Afghanistan.

Births: David Livingstone, explorer, 1813; Wyatt Earp, legendary US marshal, 1848; Tommy Cooper, comedian, 1921.

Today's birthdays: Ursula Andress, the original Bond girl in Dr No, 72; Glenn Close, actress, 61; Bruce Willis, actor, 53.

Deaths: Arthur James Balfour, British Prime Minister, 1930; Edgar Rice Burrows, creator of Tarzan, 1950; Richard Beckinsale, actor, 1979; Jimmy Scoular, ex-Newcastle United soccer legend, 1998.

Thursday March 20

1852 First publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

1966 The World Cup went missing from an exhibition at Westminster Hall.

1980 The pirate radio ship Radio Caroline sank.

1995 A nerve gas attack on a Tokyo subway killed 10 people.

2002 Thieves escaped with £2.25 million cash after hijacking a security van at Heathrow.

Births: Henrik Ibsen, dramatist, 1828; Sir Michael Redgrave, actor, 1908.

Today's birthdays: Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces Sweetheart, 91; William Hurt, actor, 58; Spike Lee, director, 51; Holly Hunter, actress, 50.

Deaths: Isaac Newton, scientist, 1727.