1576 – Diego García de Palacio the Spanish explorer first sighted the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán on the 8th March 1576.
1618 – Johannes Kepler discovered the third law of planetary motion on the 8th March 1618.
1702 – Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, became Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland on the 8th March 1702.
1922 ~ Cliff Young the Australian potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest, Victoria was born Albert Ernest Clifford Young on the 8th March 1922 (died 2003). Cliff Young is best known for his unexpected win of the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983 at the age of 61.
1945 – Micky Dolenz the American singer-songwriter, drummer and actor from The Monkees was born on the 8th March 1945.
1946 – Randy Meisner the American singer-songwriter and bass player from The Eagles was born on the 8th March 1946.
1968 ~ Ellen Forney the American teacher cartoonist was born on the 8th March 1968. Ellen Forney’s work has been published by Fantagraphics Books and The Stranger. She teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts. Ellen Forney’s 2012 graphic novel book: Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir. Ellen Forney’s website: www.EllenForney.com
1972 – Angie Hart the Australian singer from Frente! was born on the 8th March 1972.
1976 – Gaz Coombes the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Supergrass was born on the 8th March 1976.
1976 – Freddie Prinze, Jr. the American actor was born on the 8th March 1976.
1980 – Charli Robinson the Australian actress and singer from Hi-5 was born on the 8th March 1980.
2012 ~ AntonK.com website was re-launched live on the World Wide Web on the 8th March 2012.
2014 ~ Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing during a flight across the South China Sea on the 8th March 2014.
2014 ~ Wendy Hughes the Australian actress died on the 8th March 2014 (born 29th July 1952).
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