Events, Celebrity Birthdays, March 20th

March 20th:

1868 – Jesse James Gang robbed a bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000.

1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.

1985 – For the first time in its 99-year history, Avon representatives received a salary. Up to that time they had been paid solely on commissions.

Born March 20th:

Singer, songwriter, actress Dame Vera Lynn (`the Forces’ Sweetheart`) is 100.

Actor Hal Linden (best known as Captain Miller on the tv series “Barney Miller”) is 86.

18th Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney (from 1984 til 1993) is 78

Hockey player Bobby Orr Former (widely acknowledged as one of the greatest hockey players of all time) is 69 (Image Courtesy of

Actor William Hurt (Best Actor Oscar winner for “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, also known for such films as “The Big Chill”, “Children of a Lesser God” and “Broadcast News”) is 67.

Movie director Spike Lee (of such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X”) is 60.

Actress Holly Hunter (of such films a “Broadcast News”, “The Piano” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou”) is 59.

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