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March 16th - Happy Birthday Erik Estrada, Victor Garber, Lauren Graham & Alan Tudyk


This is March 16, 2012. It is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year.

It was 40 years ago today -- On March 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon called for a moratorium on court-ordered school busing to achieve racial desegregation.

Events:
In 597 BC, Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
In 37, Caligula becomes Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
In 455, Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers while training with the bow on the Campus Martius (Rome).
In 1190, Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
In 1244, Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur.
In 1322, The Battle of Boroughbridge take place in the Despenser Wars.
In 1521, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, where he was killed by natives the following month.
In 1621, Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
In 1660, The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.
In 1689, The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
In 1751, James Madison, fourth president of the United States, was born in Port Conway.
In 1782, American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
In 1802, The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
In 1812, Battle of Badajoz (March 16, April 6), British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
In 1815, Prince Willem proclaimes himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
In 1818, Second Battle of Cancha Rayada, Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.
In 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter" was published.
In 1861, Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
In 1865, American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
In 1872, The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers [sign in to see URL]. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
In 1900, Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
In 1912, Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition, left the tent to die, saying: "I am just going outside and may be some time."
In 1916, The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
In 1924, In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume became annexed as part of Italy.
In 1926, Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket, in Auburn, Mass.
In 1935, Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
In 1939, From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
In 1939, Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
In 1940, First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
In 1942, The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
In 1945, World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
In 1945, Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
In 1950, Communist Czechoslovakia's ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
In 1958, The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
In 1962, A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
In 1966, Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
In 1968, During the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians was carried out by U.S. Army troops nder the command of Lt. William L. Calley Jr. (The incident did not become public knowledge until November 1969.) Estimates of the death toll vary between 347 and 504.
In 1969, "1776," a musical about the Declaration of Independence, opened on Broadway.
In 1968, General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
In 1970, singer Tammi Terrell died of a brain tumor in Philadelphia at age 24. The tumor was diagnosed three years earlier when she collapsed during a concert.
In 1970, the NBA added three teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Buffalo Braves (now the Los Angeles Clippers).
In 1971, Simon and Garfunkel were the first winners of the so-called "Triple Crown" of the Grammys. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was named song and record of the year, and the album by the same name won album of the year. It was also the first year the Grammys were televised live.
In 1974, the Grand Ole Opry moved from the Ryman Auditorium to a new facility at the Opryland complex.
In 1976, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
In 1977, Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
In 1978, Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
In 1978, Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
In 1983, Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
In 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
In 1985, Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
In 1988, Oliver North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the Iran-Contra affair. (Poindexter and North were later convicted but had their respective convictions overturned; Secord and Hakim received probation after each pleaded guilty to a single count.)
In 1988, Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.
In 1991, seven members of Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were killed when their plane crashed after taking off from an airport in San Diego.
In 1993, the long-awaited collaboration between former Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and guitarist Jimmy Page was released by Geffen Records.
In 1995, Mississippi formally ratified the 13th Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.
In 2003, American activist Rachel Corrie, 23, was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while trying to block the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
In 2005, Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
In 2005, actor Robert Blake was acquitted of murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. He was later found liable in a civil court and ordered to pay her children $30 million.
In 2006, Michael Jackson paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to employees at his Neverland Ranch in California, then shut down the ranch. He paid them back wages to avoid a lawsuit threatened by California officials.
In 2008, financially troubled investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. stunned Wall Street by agreeing to sell itself to competitor JPMorgan Chase and Co. for the fire-sale price of $2 a share, or $236.2 million. (After an outcry, the price was raised to $10 a share.)

Ten years ago: Gunmen killed Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino, a prominent critic of Colombia's leftist guerrillas, in Cali.

Five years ago: Former CIA operative Valerie Plame told a House committee that White House and State Department officials had "carelessly and recklessly" blown her cover in a politically motivated smear of her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for publicly disputing President George W. Bush's assertion that Saddam Hussein was on the brink of acquiring a nuclear bomb.

One year ago: Pakistan abruptly freed CIA contractor Raymond Allen Davis, who had killed two men in a gunfight in Lahore, after a deal was sealed to pay $[sign in to see URL] million to the men's families.

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Notable birthdays, March 16:
1926, Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1932, Walter Cunningham, American astronaut
1940, Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
1941, Chuck Woolery, American game show host
1942, Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
1948, Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
1949, Erik Estrada, American actor
1949, Victor Garber, Canadian actor
1951, Joe DeLamielleure, American football player
1951, Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
1954, Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
1959, Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality TV star
1960, Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
1961, Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur
1964, Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
1967, Lauren Graham, American actress
1968, Trevor Wilson, American basketball player
1970, Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
1971, Alan Tudyk, American actor
1976, Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
1976, Paul Schneider, American actor
1976, Nick Spano, American actor
1978, Brooke Burns, American actress
1980, Todd Heap, American football player
1981, Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
1982, Brian Wilson, American baseball player
1983, Brandon League, American baseball player
1983, Tramon Williams, American football player
1984, Levi Brown, American football player
1986, Toney Douglas, American basketball player
1986, T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
1991, Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician

Born on this day, March 16, passed away:
1751, James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1897, Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
1903, Mike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (d. 2001)
1906, Henny Youngman, American comedian (d. 1998)
1911, Dr. Josef Mengele, German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)
1912, Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
1916, Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
1916, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings ([sign in to see URL])
1920, Leo McKern, Australian actor (d. 2002)
1927, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American senator (d. 2003)
1930, Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001)
1932, Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1963, Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor, Xena (d. 2002)

Notable deaths, March 16:
37, Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, Roman Emperor (b. 46 BC)
1903, Roy Bean, American jurist
1970, Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1946)
1971, Thomas E. Dewey, American presidential candidate (b. 1902)
1975, T-Bone Walker, American musician (b. 1910)
1983, Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
1985, Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
2005, Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
2005, Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
2008, Ivan Dixon, American actor and director (b. 1931)
2008, Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham) (b. 1968)

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Today is Saturday, March 16, the 75th day of 2013. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War, the My Lai (mee ly) Massacre of Vietnamese civilians was carried out by U.S. Army troops; estimates of the death toll vary between 347 and 504.

One year ago: A jury in New Brunswick, N.J., convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) in the webcam spying episode that ended in the suicide of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. (Ravi served less than a month in jail for invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other counts; he's appealing his conviction.) Actor George Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 87. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 79. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 72. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 72. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 71. Country singer Robin Williams is 66. Actor Erik Estrada is 64. Actor Victor Garber is 64. Actress Kate Nelligan is 62. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 62. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 59. Golfer Hollis Stacy is 59. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 58. Actor Clifton Powell is 57. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 54. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 50. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 49. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 46. Actress Lauren Graham is 46. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 44. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 42. Actor Tim Kang is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 37. Actress Brooke Burns is 35. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 22.


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Today is Sunday, March 16, the 75th day of 2014. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 16, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Congress the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as part of his War on Poverty. (The measure was passed by Congress, and was signed by Johnson in August 1964.)

Ten years ago: China declared victory in its fight against bird flu, saying it had "stamped out" all its known cases. Mitch Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in nine days, 12 hours, 20 minutes and 22 seconds.

Five years ago: Joining a wave of public anger, President Barack Obama blistered insurance giant AIG for "recklessness and greed" for handing its executives $165 million in bonuses after taking billions in federal bailout money. British actress Natasha Richardson, 45, was fatally injured in a skiing accident at a resort in Quebec; she died two days later at a Manhattan hospital. Austrian Josef Fritzl pleaded guilty at the start of his trial to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children. (Two days later, Fritzl pleaded guilty to the remaining charges against him, including negligent homicide; he was sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward.)

One year ago: Police said a Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband was gang-raped by eight men; the reported attack came three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians. Yuna Kim, back at the World Figure Skating Championships after a two-year absence, won the women's title in London, Ontario, Canada. British actor Frank Thornton, 92, best known as Captain Peacock, a mustachioed, pompous department store floor manager in the long-running television comedy "Are You Being Served?," died in London.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 88. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 80. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 73. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 73. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 72. Country singer Robin Williams is 67. Actor Erik Estrada is 65. Actor Victor Garber is 65. Actress Kate Nelligan is 63. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 63. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 60. World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy is 60. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 59. Actor Clifton Powell is 58. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 55. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 51. Actor Jerome Flynn is 51. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 50. Movie director Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean" films) is 50. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 47. Actress Lauren Graham is 47. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 45. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 43. Actor Tim Kang is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 38. Actress Brooke Burns is 36. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 28. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 23.

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Today is Monday, March 16, the 75th day of 2015. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 16, 1915, the Federal Trade Commission, created in 1914, began operations.

Ten years ago: A jury in Los Angeles acquitted actor Robert Blake of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, four years earlier. (A civil court jury later ordered Blake to pay Bakley's four children $30 million, an award that an appeals court subsequently cut in half; Blake has declared bankruptcy.) A judge in Redwood City, California, sent Scott Peterson to death row for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci. Norway's Robert Sorlie won his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in one of the closest races in years.

Five years ago: Attorney General Eric Holder told a House Appropriations subcommittee that Osama bin Laden would never face trial in the United States because he would not be captured alive. (The al-Qaida leader was shot dead by Navy SEALs in Pakistan in May 2011.) Lance Mackey won the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the first musher in the event's 38-year history to win four consecutive races.

One year ago: Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years. Mitch Leigh, 86, a successful advertising jingle writer whose attempt at writing for a Broadway show became the instant, celebrated hit "Man of La Mancha," died in New York.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 89. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 81. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 74. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 74. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 73. Country singer Robin Williams is 68. Actor Erik Estrada is 66. Actor Victor Garber is 66. Actress Kate Nelligan is 64. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 64. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 61. World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy is 61. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 60. Actor Clifton Powell is 59. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 56. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 52. Actor Jerome Flynn is 52. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 51. Movie director Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean" films) is 51. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 48. Actress Lauren Graham is 48. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 46. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 44. Actor Tim Kang is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 39. Actress Brooke Burns is 37. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 29. Rhythm and blues singer Jhene Aiko is 27. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 24.

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Today is Wednesday, March 16, the 76th day of 2016. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 16, 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket at his Aunt Effie's farm in Auburn, Mass.

Ten years ago: Iraq's new parliament met briefly for the first time; lawmakers took the oath but did no business and adjourned after just 40 minutes, unable to agree on a speaker, let alone a prime minister. The Senate narrowly passed a $2.8 trillion election-year budget blueprint.

Five years ago: Pakistan abruptly freed CIA contractor Raymond Allen Davis, who had shot and killed two men in a gunfight in Lahore, after a deal was reached to pay $[sign in to see URL] million to the men's families.

One year ago: Los Angeles prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge against real estate heir Robert Durst in the killing of his friend, Susan Berman, who had acted as Durst's spokeswoman after his wife, Kathleen, disappeared in 1982.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 90. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 82. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 75. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 75. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 74. Country singer Robin Williams is 69. Actor Erik Estrada is 67. Actor Victor Garber is 67. Actress Kate Nelligan is 65. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 65. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 62. World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy is 62. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 61. Actor Clifton Powell is 60. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 57. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 53. Actor Jerome Flynn is 53. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 52. Movie director Gore Verbinski is 52. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 49. Actress Lauren Graham is 49. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 47. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 45. Actor Tim Kang is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 40. Actress Brooke Burns is 38. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 30. Rhythm and blues singer Jhene Aiko is 28. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 25.


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Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017. There are 290 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Ten years ago: Former CIA operative Valerie Plame told a House committee that White House and State Department officials had "carelessly and recklessly" blown her cover in a politically motivated smear of her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for publicly disputing President George W. Bush's assertion that Saddam Hussein was on the brink of acquiring a nuclear bomb. Menu Foods, a major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands, recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

Five years ago: A jury in New Brunswick, N.J., convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) in the webcam spying episode that ended in the suicide of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. (Ravi served 20 days in jail for invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other counts.) Actor George Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested outside the embassy of Sudan in Washington during a protest that accused Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis in his own country.

One year ago: President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to take the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died the previous month; Republicans pledged to leave the seat empty until after the presidential election and said they wouldn't even hold confirmation hearings. Washington, D.C.'s subway system began an unprecedented 29-hour safety shutdown, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people. Frank Sinatra Jr., 72, who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career, died while on tour in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Today's Birthdays — March 16: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 91. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 83. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 76. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 76. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 75. Country singer Robin Williams is 70. Actor Erik Estrada is 68. Actor Victor Garber is 68. Actress Kate Nelligan is 66. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 66. Bluegrass musician Tim O'Brien (Hot Rize; Earls of Leicester) is 63. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy is 63. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 62. Actor Clifton Powell is 61. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 58. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 54. Actor Jerome Flynn is 54. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 53. Movie director Gore Verbinski is 53. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 50. Actress Lauren Graham is 50. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 48. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 46. Actor Tim Kang is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 41. Actress Brooke Burns is 39. Actor Brett Davern (TV: "Awkward") is 34. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 31. Rhythm and blues singer Jhene Aiko is 29. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 26.

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Today is Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year.



Today's Highlights in History:

On March 16, 1968, the My Lai (mee ly) massacre took place during the Vietnam War as U.S. Army soldiers hunting for Viet Cong fighters and sympathizers killed unarmed villagers in two hamlets of Son My (son mee) village; estimates of the death toll vary from 347 to 504. Senator Robert F. Kennedy of New York announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ten years ago: Protests spread from Tibet into three neighboring provinces as Tibetans defied a Chinese government crackdown; the Dalai Lama decried what he called the "cultural genocide" taking place in his homeland and called for an international investigation into China's crackdown on demonstrators. Actor Ivan Dixon (TV: "Hogan's Heroes") died in Charlotte, N.C., at age 76.



Five years ago: Thousands of activists gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington gave Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul a narrow victory over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in their unscientific presidential preference poll (Paul had 25 percent of the vote and Rubio 23 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 8 percent). South Korea's Yuna Kim, back at the World Figure Skating Championships after a two-year absence, won the women's title in London, Ontario, Canada. British actor Frank Thornton, 92, best known as Captain Peacock in the long-running television comedy "Are You Being Served?," died in London.



One year ago: President Donald Trump submitted his $[sign in to see URL] trillion budget to Congress; it proposed generous increases for the military while slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, visiting Japan, called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States. Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master James Cotton, 81, died in Austin, Texas.



Today's Birthdays — March 16: Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 84. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 77. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 77. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 76. Country singer Robin Williams is 71. Actor Erik Estrada is 69. Actor Victor Garber is 69. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 67. Bluegrass musician Tim O'Brien (Hot Rize; Earls of Leicester) is 64. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 64. World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy is 64. Actor Clifton Powell is 62. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 59. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 55. Actor Jerome Flynn is 55. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 54. Movie director Gore Verbinski is 54. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 51. Actress Lauren Graham is 51. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 49. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 47. Actor Tim Kang is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 42. Actress Brooke Burns is 40. Actor Brett Davern is 35. Actress Alexandra Daddario is 32. Rhythm and blues singer Jhene Aiko is 30. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 27.

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