On This Date: March 20th


In Pop Culture:
1987 - the Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of AZT, a drug shown to prolong the lives of some AIDS patients

1995 - pro wrestler Big John Studd died

1999 - Legoland opened in California

2002 - Arthur Andersen plead innocent to charges it shredded documents and deleted computer files related to Enron

2002 - Pamela Anderson disclosed that she had hepatitis C

2004 - the U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.


In Music:
1968 - Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Mesina, were arrested in Los Angeles for 'being at a place where it was suspected marijuana was being used.' Clapton was later found innocent, the others paid small fines.

1969 - John Lennon married Yoko Ono at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar.

1970 - David and Angela Bowie were married at Beckenham Registry Office, London. They were divorced in 1980.

1991, Michael Jackson signed a $1 billion (£0.6 billion) contract with Sony, the richest deal in recording history.

In Sports:
1897 - The first intercollegiate basketball game that used five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10.

1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT.

1989 - It was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation.

1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.

2005 - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) became the youngest, at age 20 years and 80 days, NBA player to score 50 points in a game (56). The Cavaliers lost the game to the Toronto Raptors 105-98. The 56-point performance by James was a franchise record.

2005 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to remove fines a possible discipline for positive testing of steroids. This left suspensions as the only punishment.

2012 - Peyton Manning signed a 5-year, $96 million deal with the Broncos

Birthdays:
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)(38)
Kathy Ireland (Super model)(51)
Sting (the Wrestler) (55)
Spike Lee (Director)(57)
Bobby Orr (Hockey Legend)(66)
Mr Rogers (would have been 88) Died Feb 27, 2003.



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