3rd March, on this day

78 Origin of Saka Era (India)
468 St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
1409 Austrian civil war ends
1575 Battle of Tukaroi Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army
1585 The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza
1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
1605 Pope Clement VIII ends reign as Pope
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
1634 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Inverness Castle
1776 US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
1779 Battle of Brier Creek an American Revolutionary War battle
1791 US 1st Internal Revenue Act (taxing distilled spirits and carriages)
1791 Congress establishes US Mint
1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
1794 Richard Allen founded African Methodist Episcopal Church
1801 1st US Jewish Governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1802 Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is first published
1803 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
1812 US Congress passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1813 Office of Surgeon General of the US army is established
1815 US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute
1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1837 US President Andrew Jackson and Congress recognises Republic of Texas
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada
1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
1842 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Massachusetts)
1843 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
1845 1st US law overriding a Presidential veto (John Tyler's)
1845 Congress authorises ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
1845 Florida becomes 27th state
1847 US Post Office Department authorised to issue postage stamps
1849 Territory of Minnesota is formed
1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorised by Congress
1855 Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1861 Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signed the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid, MO
1863 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted
1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 Battle of Fort McAllister I : Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister,Georgia
1863 Idaho Territory forms
1865 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established to help destitute free blacks
1865 Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
1871 Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
1871 Congress establishes the civil service system
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montréal)
1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris, France)
1877 Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th President
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1879 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
1882 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
1883 Congress authorises the 1st steel vessels in US navy
1885 American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1885 Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)
1885 US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1891 The Penalty Spot Kick rule in Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season
1892 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova PA
1896 Signing of the Peace of Bucharest between Serbia and Bulgaria
1900 US Steel Corporation formed
1900 Mining strike ends in Germany
1903 British admiralty announces plans to build naval base at Rosyth.
1903 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
1905 US Forest Service forms
1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traian Vuia tested in France
1910 J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he could devote full time to being a philanthropist.
1913 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
1915 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
1917 Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
1918 Russia withdraws from WWI, signs Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
1919 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle WA-Victoria BC
1919 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
1921 Toronto's Dr Banting and Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume and Rijeka
1923 Time magazine debuts
1923 US Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague
1924 Germany signs treaty of friendship with Turkey
1924 Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
1924 The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of President Kemal Atatürk
1929 Revolt attempt of Generals José Gonzalo Escobar and Jesús María Aguirre fails in Mexico.
1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
1932 January 28 Incident ends. Short war between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan
1933 German Presidential candidate Ernst Thälmann (KPD) arrested
1933 US President Herbert Hoover signs the Norris-LaGuardia Act into law and opening the doors to increased unionization.
A powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Honshu, Japan killing some 3,000
1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1934 Largest English football crowd outside of Wembley .84,569 watch the game between Manchester United v Stoke City
1938 Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia
1940 Soviets begin attacks on Viipuri, Finland's second largest city
1940 In Sweden, a time bomb destroys the office of Norrskenflamman newspaper of Swedish communists - 5 dead.
1940 Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1942 Japanese aircraft make a surprising raid on the airfield and harbour at Broome, Western Australia.
1942 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1943 The Bethnal Green disaster : Panicking crowd falls into London underground; 173 die
1945 Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter
1945 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
1945 Battle of Manila ends
945 Battle of Meiktila, Burma comes to an end with General Slim's troops overwhelming the Japanese; the road to Rangoon is now cleared.
1945 US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
1945 Previously neutral Finland declares war on the Axis powers.
1945 A possible experimental atomic test blast occurs at the Nazis' Ohrdruf military testing area
1952 Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1953 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance
1956 Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1957 Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
1958 Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1959 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched
1959 British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland to end emergency crisis
1960 Elvis Presley returns home from Germany, after being away on duty for 2 years. 1961 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
1962 British Antarctic Territory is formed
1963 Senegal adopts constitution
1963 US Government announces that its project of landing men on the Moon will be followed by establishing a large manned laboratory orbiting the Earth
1965 Temptations' "My Girl" reaches number 1
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée
1966 A British Overseas Airways Boeing 707 flies into a mountain wave after the captain decides to give the passengers a close-up view of Mt. Fuji. All 124 people aboard are killed.
1966 Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
1967 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Greece, Portugal and Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
1969 In a Los Angeles, California court, Sirhan Sirhan admits that he killed presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
1969 Apollo 9 launched into 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain GA
1972 Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes in unexplained circumstances.
1974 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris France (346 die)
1975 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
1978 Ethiopia admits that its troops are fighting with the aid of Cuban soldiers against Somalian troops in Ogaden.
1978 Rhodesia attacks Zambia
1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1980 Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 Opening of the Barbican Arts Centre in London
1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres
1985 National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra
1991 Iraqi generals and General Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
1991 Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1991 Los Angeles Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video
1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as President of Sao Tomé e Principal
1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
1991 United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
1992 The nation of Bosnia was established.
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Incirharmani, Kozlu, Zonguldak, Turkey, 263 die
1992 President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
1995 Camilla Parker Bowles and husband divorce
1996 Palestinian suicide bombers attack Jerusalem for second time in a week, killing 18 people on board a bus in the centre of the city
1997 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
1999 Walter LaGrand is executed in the gas chamber.
2002 Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favour of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
2004 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
2005 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.
2005 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane around the world solo without any stops without refueling - a journey of 40,234 km/25,000 mi completed in 67 hours and 2 minutes.

3rd March 2006

Moscow urges Hamas to transform

Gunmen kill 19 near Baghdad

Guantanamo man tells of 'torture'

3rd March 2007

Bush intervenes in army scandal

Danish protests spark 100 arrests

Russian anti-Putin demo

3rd March 2008

Muted welcome for Russia leader

Fatal UN Nepal helicopter crash

Police fired on in Paris suburb

3rd March 2009

Sri Lankan cricket team attacked

'Nine missing' in German collapse

Obama hails special relationship

3rd March 2010

Iraqi city hit by triple bombing

Freak waves hit cruise ship

India navy plane crashes at air show

Birthdates which occurred on 3rd March :

1500 Reginald Pole English Cardinal/"heretic"
1549 Henric Spieghel Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)
1583 Edward Herbert of Cherbury English military/philosopher
1589 Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
1606 Edmund Waller England, poet (Penshust)
1652 Thomas Otway England, dramatist/poet (Venice Preserved)
1705 Michael Schevenstuhl composer
1747 Kasamir Pulaski US General (Revolutionary War)
1756 William Godwin philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
1793 Charles Sealsfield writer (The Making of America)
1809 Sophia Hawthorne writer
1811 Vissarion Belinsky Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)
1814 Charles Kensington Salaman composer
1820 Eduard Douwes Dekker [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)
1823 Guyla Andrássy Sr premier of Hungary (1867-71)
1828 Karl Collan composer
1831 George M Pullman inventor (railway sleeping car)
1838 George W Hill US astronomer (Moon orbit)
1841 John Murray Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
1845 Georg Cantor German mathematician (discovers transfinite numbers)
1846 Desiderio Pietri Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
1847 Alexander Graham Bell Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)
1849 Jacques Oppenheim Dutch lawyer
1853 Vincent Van Gogh Dutch painter
1857 Alfred Bruneau composer
1865 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler composer
1867 Gustav Strube composer
1868 Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
1869 Henry J Wood English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
1872 Wee Willie Keeler outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
1873 William Green president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
1877 Garrett Morgan African-American inventor
1880 Anne C Veth Dutch cartoonist/art critic
1882 Floris H L Prims Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
1886 James Friskin composer
1886 Reginald Owen Morris composer
1889 Fritz Behrend composer
1890 Edmund Lowe San Jose CA, actor (Black Sheep, Front Page Detective,Dillinger )
1890 Norman Bethune Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
1891 Federico Moreno Torroba composer
1891 Jan Donner Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
1892 Rui Coelho composer
1893 Beatrice Wood potter/artist/author
1893 Bill Nestell California, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)
1893 Karel Lotsy Dutch insurance director/Olympics-chief d'équipe
1895 Alexander Nicholas Voormolen Dutch composer
1895 General Matthew Ridgeway US, military leader (WWII/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
1895 Juanita Hansen Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
1895 Ragnar Frisch Norway, economist (1st Nobel prize in economy-1969)
1895 Robert Gordon KS, actor (Loveless)
1897 Jose Moreno Gans composer
1899 Alfred M Gruenther US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
1899 Juri Olescha writer
19-- Darnell Williams London, actor (All My Children)
19-- Denise Pence actress (Guiding Light)
19-- Judy Pioli Brooklyn NY, actress (Moose-Star of the Family)
19-- Kevin Steele rocker (Roxx Gang-Things You Never Done Before)
19-- Larry Pine Tucson AZ, actor (Roger-One Life to Live)
19-- Lonnie Vencent rocker (Bulletboys-For the Love of Money)
1900 Edna Best Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
1902 Ruby Dandridge Memphis TN, actress (Father of the Bride)
1903 Gilbert Adrian [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
1903 Rabbe A Enckell Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
1906 Artur Lundkvist Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
1906 Donald Novis Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
1906 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar journalist/diplomat
1907 Aar van de Werfhorst [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
1907 Canada Lee New York NY, actor (Lost Boundaries)
1907 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter
1908 Riccardo Nielsen composer
1909 Harry Hemsley billionaire New York landlord
1909 Jay Morris Arena inventor/pediatrician
1909 Kenton Kilmer poet/translator
1911 Francesco Siciliani opera composer
1911 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier] Kansas City MO, 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8)
1912 Joe Stydahar NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
1913 Margaret Bonds US pianist/composer/arranger
1913 Roger Caillois French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
1914 Martin Ritt actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
1915 George Brian Snape businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
1917 Bert van Aerschot Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
1918 Arnold Newman photographer (Faces USA)
1918 Arthur Kornberg US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
1918 Frank Wigglesworth composer
1920 James Doohan Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)
1920 Julius Boros golfer (PGA Champion 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
1920 Julius Boros golfer (US Open 1952,63)
1920 Martin Ritt director (The Front, Nuts)
1921 Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award)
1921 Diana Barrymore New York NY, actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife)
1921 Junior Parker Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
1922 Kazimierz Serocki composer
1925 Enzo Stuarti Italy, singer (Yesterday)
1925 Richard Vernon Reading Berkshire England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
1926 James Ingram Merrill US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
1927 [Herman] Junior Parker rocker (Driving Wheel, In the Dark)
1927 Charles O Whitley (Representative-Democrat-NC, 1977- )
1927 Frank Singleton librarian
1927 John McLaughlin commentator (McLaughlin Report)
1928 Dave Dudley singer (Six Days on the Road)
1928 Don Gibson singer/writer (I can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me)
1928 G Pausewang writer
1928 Joe Conley Buffalo NY, actor (Ike-The Waltons)
1929 Nicos Mamangakis composer
1931 Henk Knol Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
1931 Piet [van] Bambergen Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones)
1932 Mara Corday Santa Monica CA, playmate (October 1958)
1933 Lee Radziwell Ross New York NY, princess (Jackie O's sister)
1933 Marco Antonio Muñiz Mexico, Spanish singer (Murmullos)
1933 Princess Lee Radziwell Ross New York NY (Jackie O's sister)
1934 Gia Scala Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
1935 Zhelyu Zhelev president of Bulgaria (1990- )
1936 Jim Clark Formula 1 racer (1963 Champion)
1938 Douglas Leedy composer
1938 Lew De Witt singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1938 Willie Chambers guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1939 Hans Pieter Verhagen poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
1939 M L Jaisimha cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
1942 Mike Pender Liverpool, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
1942 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
1943 Roger Swaybill actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
1944 Janice Garfat rocker (Dr Hook)
1945 Farooq Hamid cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan vs Australia 1964)
1945 Hattie Winston Greenville MS, actress (Nurse, Electric Company)
1946 James C Adamson Warsaw NY, Lieutenant Colonel USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43)
1947 Dave Mount Carshalton Surrey England, rocker (Mud)
1948 Byron MacGregor newscaster
1948 Reed Hundt FCC chairman
1949 Bonnie J Dunbar Sunnyside WA, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)
1949 James S Voss Cordova AL, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
1950 Re Styles rock vocalist (Tubes)
1950 Tim Kazurinsky Johnstown PA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy 2, 3, 4)
1951 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov Russian cosmonaut
1952 Robyn Hitchcock rocker (Moss Elixir)
1953 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin Russia, cosmonaut
1953 Dave Amato rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
1954 Keith Carlton Fergus Temple TX, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th)
1954 Merrick [Chris Hughes] rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
1956 Jim Barton Lincoln NE, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-1996)
1956 John F Reid cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
1956 Miguel Bosé Panamá, Spanish actor (Lo Mejor del Año)
1958 Bob Bradley Montclair NJ, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1958 Miranda Richardson Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
1959 Romeo Zondervan Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1961 Mary Page Keller actress (Duet, Scared Stiff, Baby Talk)
1962 Herschel Walker WFL/NFL running back (New Jersey Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee East St Louis IL, heptathlete (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
1963 Elizabeth Chavez Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91)
1963 Jacqueline Sheen Dallas TX, playmate (July, 1990)
1963 Kelly Miller Detroit MI, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
1964 Arturo Huerta Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)
1964 Atif Rauf cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman vs New Zealand 1994)
1964 Laura Martinez-Herring Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA-1985 (Texas)/(Carla-General Hospital)
1964 Lisa Ann Poggi Grand Rapids MI, actress (Jolie-Loving)
1965 A J Sager Columbus OH, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1966 Anthony Terrell Smith Los Angeles CA, rocker (Tone Loc-Let's Do It)
1966 Claus Boekweg Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
1966 Dmitri Volkov Russian swimmer (world record)
1966 Ellen Minzner Lawrence MA, rower (Olympics-96)
1966 Gary Parker WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
1966 Hope Marie Carlton Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)
1966 Noelle Daghe Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
1966 Tone-Loc [Anthony Terrell Smith], Los Angeles CA, rocker (Let's Do It)
1966 Wendy Fletcher Boston MA, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993)
1967 Alexander Volkov Russia, tennis star
1967 Calvin Williams NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
1967 Elizabeth Cheshire Burbank CA, actress (Jill-Sunshine)
1968 Brian Leetch Corpus Christi TX, NHL defenseman (Team USA, New York Rangers)
1968 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter Warsaw NY, alpine skier (Olympics-gold/silver-92)
1968 Scott Radinsky Simi Valley CA, pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1969 Ronald Humphrey NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Donovan Bergstrom US 3K steeplechase runner
1970 Inzamam-ul-Haq cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
1970 Kristine Radford Sydney Australia, tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham)
1970 Rick Mirer NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 Scott Keswick Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
1970 Shawn Marie Brogan Miss Iowa-USA (1997)
1971 Terryl Ulmer CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 Christian Oliver actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
1972 Martin Prochazka Slany Czechoslovakia, NHL forward (Toronto, Czechoslovakia Olympics-Gold-98)
1973 Cory Raymer NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1973 James Dexter tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Jim Mills tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1973 Tisha Venturini Modesto CA, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
1973 Victoria Nika Zdrok Kiev Ukraine, playmate (October 1994)
1973 Winslow Oliver running back (Carolina Panthers)
1974 Jared Rushton actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
1975 Albert Fields Gary IN, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 David Faustino California, actor (I Had 3 Wifes, Bud-Married With Children)
1977 Bas Zuiderent cricketer (Holland all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
1977 Ronan Keating Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1978 Carol Aquino Miss Guatemala-Universe (1997)
1978 Douglas Osmond Provo UT, vocalist (Osmonds 2ndG)


Deaths which occurred on March 3rd:
0561 Pelagius I Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies
1191 Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52
1459 Ausias March Catalan poet, dies
1554 Johan Frederik de Greatmoedige ruler of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50
1580 Jacob Hillebrand Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
1635 Philips de l'Espinoy historian/mayor of Ghent, dies
1703 Robert Hooke scientific genius, dies in London
1706 Johann Pachelbel organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52
1707 Aurangzeb Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1717 Pierre Allix French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
1766 Gregor Joseph Werner composer, dies at 73
1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora composer, dies at 81
1792 Robert Adam Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63
1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi composer, dies at 64
1822 Franz Adam Veichtner composer, dies at 81
1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
1848 Heinrich Olivier German painter, dies
1858 József Bajza Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
1864 Ulric Dahlgren Union Colonel, dies in battle at 21
1889 Edward Sydney Smith composer, dies at 49
1902 Isaac D France van de Putte Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
1921 Petrus Cuypers architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer, dies at 58
1928 Jan [Jean] T Toorop Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert composer, dies at 67
1934 Norman Houstoun O'Neill composer, dies at 58
1935 Neville Knox cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
1938 Arthur Koestler writer, dies at 32
1941 Constant W L Scheurleer archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
1941 Ernst Cahn owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
1942 Amedeo Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
1943 George Thomson cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for England 1909-10), dies
1945 Arthur Vanderpoorten Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
1945 Koos Speenhoff Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
1948 Antonin Artaud writer, dies at 51
1956 Willem H Keesom Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79
1959 Lou Costello comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1960 Sammy White actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
1965 Carlo Gatti composer, dies at 88
1966 Alice Pearce comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
1966 William Frawley actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 89
1967 Georges Lonque composer, dies at 66
1974 Barbara Ruick actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
1974 Frank Wilcox actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
1975 László Németh Hungarian physician/author (Galilei/Iszony), dies at 73
1976 Alfred Sendrey composer, dies at 92
1977 Percy Marmont actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
1982 Georges Perec French writer, dies at 45
1983 Arthur Koestler Hungarian/British writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77
1985 Sarah Blanding 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
1987 Danny Kaye comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
1988 Lois Wilson actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
1988 Sewall Wright US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
1990 Frans Goedhart Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
1990 Gerard Blitz Belgian swimmer/founder (Club Méd), dies at 88
1991 Arthur Murray dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
1991 Clara Eggink [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
1992 Robert Beatty actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82
1992 Sandy Dennis actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
1992 Ted Liss actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
1993 Albert Sabin physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
1993 Carlos Montoya flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
1993 Cyril Collard French composer/director/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
1994 Anita Morris actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
1994 Bob Crisp cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
1994 Karel Kryl folk singer, dies at 49
1995 Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar, dies at 84
1995 Howard Hunter US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87
1995 Howard Yanks founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
1995 Pierre Tisseyre publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
1995 Shiv Verma soldier, dies at 85
1996 David Bowman trade unionist, dies at 82
1996 John Joseph Krol cardinal, dies at 95
1996 Leo Malet writer, dies at 86
1996 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord journalist, dies at 76
1996 Lyle Talbot [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
1996 Marguerite Duras writer, dies at 81
1996 Meyer Schapiro art historian, dies at 91
1997 Stanislav Shatalin Russian economist (500 Days), dies

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