DayBored - March 5th
1133 – King Henry II of England (d. 1189) Peter O’Toole/Henry II in one of my favorite movies, which is totes historically accurate.
1908 – Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990) You know his face, you’ve grown accustomed to it.
1922 - "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin.
1953 –Joseph Stalin, Georgian leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878) From Wikipedia, regarding how he is viewed in Russia today:
Results of a poll taken in 2006 stated that over thirty-five percent of Russians would vote for Stalin if he were still alive. Fewer than a third of all Russians regarded Stalin as a murderous tyrant. In a July 2007 poll 54 percent of the Russian youth agreed that Stalin did more good than bad while 46 percent (of them) disagreed that Stalin was a cruel tyrant. Half of the respondents, aged from 16 to 19, agreed Stalin was a wise leader.
In a Kremlin video blog posted on October 29, 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev denounced the efforts of people seeking to rehabilitate Stalin's image. He said the mass extermination during the Stalin era cannot be justified. However, Russian government is promoting school textbooks which say Stalin's reign of terror was entirely rational and necessary to make Russia great, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin openly praised his achievements.
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988) The youngest of the Bee Gee clan, but not in the Bee Gees. Like everyone else today, aside from Stalin, he dies soon after his 30th Birthday.
1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932) Dies in a plane smash, which falls to pieces. That is not funny. She was 30.
1969 -Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a Miami concert. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jim Morrison on one felony count of lewd and lascivious behavior and three misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, open profanity and drunkenness. Allegedly, he was abusive towards the audience, at some point in the concert he then asked the audience, "Do you wanna see my cock?" He then exposed himself for a brief instant and continued on with the show. The Gracchi displays this kind of behavior at every show, since when is it a big deal?
1982 – Samurai Futaba dies. Comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose at age 33. His tombstone reads “He Gave Us Laughter”.