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 This day in History - March 5
383 Historic Events for March 5
1956

Mark Handley, writer (Nell)

Birth
1956

"King Kong," 1st televised

Event
1956

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

Event
1957

Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland

Event
1957

Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)

Event
1957

Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)

Birth
1957

Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

Birth
1958

Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit

Event
1958

Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)

Birth
1958

KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

Event
1958

Bill Timoney, TV commercial actor (Addicted to Love)

Birth
1959

Iran and US sign economic and military treaty

Event
1960

Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

Event
1960

Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny and Jones (GRB)

Event
1960

Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner and Paul (CAN)

Event
1960

Men's Fig Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)

Event
1960

Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champions in Vanc won by Carol E Heiss (USA)

Event
1961

Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)

Birth
1961

Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)

Birth
1962

Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69

Death
1962

Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82

Death
1962

Robert L Curbeam Jr, Baltimore Md, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99)

Birth
1962

Elise Burgin, Baltimore MD, tennis star

Birth
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1963

Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Death