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 This day in History - March 5
383 Historic Events for March 5
1981

Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)

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1981

Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)

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1981

Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

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1981

US govt grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer

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1982

John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33

Death
1982

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

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1982

Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

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1983

Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)

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1983

NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield

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1984

Michael Sklar, Calif, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39

Death
1984

William Powell, actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91

Death
1984

Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 68

Death
1984

Harry Salter, orch leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85

Death
1984

US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

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1984

Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene

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1985

NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

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1986

"Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper)

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1986

Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies

Death
1989

Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)

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1989

19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000

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1989

Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266

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1990

Gary Merrill, actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75

Death
1990

Gloria Carter Spann, Pres Carter's sister, dies at 63 of cancer

Death
1991

Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games

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1991

Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109

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