ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 19
1914 - Patricia Morison, actress (Peyton Place, Dressed to Kill) is born
1915 - Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1918 - Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time
1923 - Tige Andrews, Bkln, actor (Capt Adam Greer-Mod Squad) is born
1928 - Disney's, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit black & white silent short, Bright Lights, is released. It is directed by Walt Disney himself.
1928 - "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1931 - Nevada legalizes gambling
1937 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
1941 - Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
1942 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty
1944 - Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, LBJ's daughter, is born
1945 - Lisa Nicole Baker, Detroit TX, playmate of the year (Nov 1966) is born
1945 - 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
1946 - Paul Atkinson, rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought) is born
1946 - Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted) is born
1947 - Glenn Close, Greenwich Ct, actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction) is born
1949 - Denny Albee, Oklahoma City OK (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live) is born
1950 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
1951 - Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny," published
1953 - Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real," premieres in NYC
1953 - Bob Hope is the master of ceremonies of the first televised presentation of the Academy Awards. "Greatest Show on Earth," Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win.
1953 - Ricky Wilson, Athens Ga, rock guitarist (B-52's-Love Shack) is born
1954 - 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
1955 - Bruce Willis, Penna Grove NJ, actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard) is born
1957 - Elvis Presley buys the mansion he called Graceland.
1958 - "Our Song" is released by Tom and Jerry. Later they use their real names, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
1959 - Shelley Burch, Tucson Az, actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis) is born
1962 - Bob Dylan releases his self-titled debut album.
1964 - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver, E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
1968 - Howard University students seize administration building
1971 - Dalton James, actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90201) is born
1974 - The Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under their new name Jefferson Starship.
1975 - The third album from KISS, "Dressed to Kill," is released.
1977 - The last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aires on CBS.
1979 - House of Reps begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley is subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulous who was Presley's personal physician.
1984 - "Kate & Allie," tv series, premieres
1984 - Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering
1985 - "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
1987 - PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
1989 - The 300th episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.
1995 - Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
2005 - John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925) dies
2008 - Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author and inventor (b. 1917) dies