ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 14
1879 - Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity) is born
1912 - Les Brown, American bandleader (d. 2001) is born
1914 - Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999) is born
1931 - 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
1933 - Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
1933 - Michael Caine, [Maurice J Micklewhite], London, actor (Alfie) is born
1933 - Quincy Jones Jr, Chicago Ill, composer/singer (We Are The World) is born
1937 - Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
1939 - Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1941 - Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 - Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
1942 - Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles) is born
1943 - Jim Pons, Santa Monica CA, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention) is born
1943 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
1947 - Billy Crystal, Long Beach NY, comedian (Soap, Saturday Night Live, City Slickers)
1948 - Freedom Train arrives in SF
1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 - Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
1951 - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
1954 - Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
1956 - The movie "Rock Around the Clock" (with Bill Haley) made its premier in Washington, DC.
1958 - Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star" was certified as the first gold single.
1958 - Recording Industry Association of American created
1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1963 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) was fined 60 pounds for evading British customs with a German guitar.
1964 - Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder.
1965 - Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS' "Ed Sullivan Show."
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1968 - The final episode of "Batman" aired on ABC.
1971 - Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 - Rolling Stones left England for France to escape taxes
1975 - Susan Hayward, Actress, Pin-up (b. 1917) dies
1981 - Eric Clapton was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, after a serious attack of bleeding ulcers. Clapton cancelled a 60-date tour of the U.S.
1985 - 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards
1986 - Marlin Perkins, TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80
1992 - Farm Aid was attended by about 40,000 people in Irving, TX.
1993 - 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1998 - Ray Charles made his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC.
2010 - Peter Graves [Mission Impossible], American actor (b. 1926)