ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 10
1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
1935 - Gary Owens, announcer (Laugh-in), born
1937 - Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004), born
1940 - Chuck Norris, [Carlos Ray], OK, martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born
1940 - Dean Torrence, LA Cal, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady). born
1945 - Japan declares Vietnam Independence
1945 - Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
1945 - Tokyo on fire after night time B-29 bombing
1948 - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
1948 - Disney's Bambi is awarded 2 Special Golden Globe Awards "for furthering the influence of the screen" and "for the Hindustani version of the movie."
1958 - Sharon Stone, Meadville Pennsylvania, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino), born
1959 - Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," premieres in NYC
1963 - Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
1964 - Edward Anthony Richard Louis, (Prince of Britain/Elizabeth II son), born
1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
1969 - Ricky Seagall, (Partridge Family), born
1970 - Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"
1971 - Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1975 - "Rocky Horror Picture Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
1975 - Dog spectacles patented in England
1977 - Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
1978 - CBS began airing the series "The Incredible Hulk."
1978 - The live-action Disney feature Return from Witch Mountain is released.
1980 - Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
1982 - Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
1983 - Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
1983 - Carrie Underwood, American country singer
1986 - Ray Milland, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81
1988 - Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30
1996 - 22nd People's Choice Awards: Apollo 13, Tom Hanks wins
1997 - The series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" began airing.
1998 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913), dies
2006 - The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.