Events, Celebrity Birthdays, March 6th

March 6th:

1834 – The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.

1836 – The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers. It was a 2004 movie with Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton and in 1960 with John Wayne.

1973 – John Lennon’s visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before, while 1976, EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles.

1981 – Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.” He had been on the job 19 years.

Born March 6th:

Ed McMahon born this date 1923, died in 2009 at the age of 86 (Conan O’Brien paid tribute to McMahon on The Tonight Show later that night, saying “It is impossible, I think, for anyone to imagine ‘The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson’ without Ed McMahon. Ed’s laugh was really the soundtrack to that show.”

Singer Mary Wilson (a founding member of the Supremes) is 73.

Actor, director Rob Reiner (perhaps best known as Michael in the tv series “All In the Family” and director of “The Princess Bride”, “When Harry Met Sally” and “A Few Good Men”) is 70. (Image Courtesy of

Singer Kiki Dee is 70.

Actor Tom Arnold (of such films as “True Lies”, “Big Bully” and “Touch”) is 58.

Actress Moira Kelly (of the tv series “The West Wing”as Mandy Hampton) is 49.

Actress Amy Pietz (notable as Annie Spadaro in the tv series “Caroline In the City”) is 48.

Retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is 45.

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