ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 12
1931 - William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascals) is born
1933 - FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat" 1938 - Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
1938 - Disney's 1st full length feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released in the UK.
1939 - Barbara Feldon, American actress and model is born
1939 - Artie Shaw and his band recorded "Deep Purple."
1940 - Al Jarreau, Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting), born
1943 - Disney's Donald Duck short The Flying Jalopy, is released.
1945 - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American gangster
1945 - Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp
1946 - Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress, born
1947 – Mitt Romney, born
1948 – James Taylor, singer /songwriter, born
1955 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "Maybe Baby."
1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1963 - Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
1964 - Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
1964 - Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.
1969 - 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins
1970 - US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.
1985 - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
1987 - "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ perfs
1990 - LA Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
1991 - The R.E.M. album "Out of Time" released.
1996 - The album "Unplugged" was released by KISS.