1896 – A. S. Popov made the first radio signal transmission in history on the 24th March 1896.
1936 ~ David Suzuki (CC|OBC) the Japanese-Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist was born David Takayoshi Suzuki on the 24th March 1936. Official website: www.DavidSuzuki.org | YouTube video: David Suzuki presents the UNSW Jack Beale Lecture 2013: Global Environment & Imagining a sustainable future: foresight over hindsight. A wide-ranging talk discussing the environmental movement’s successes and failures, explores human evolution and the threats to our future, outlines the problems of a globalised economy, criticises the Australian government’s climate change policies, and points to a sustainable way forward…
1958 – Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army on the 24th March 1958.
1871 – Henry Morton Stanley the journalist began his trek to find Scottish expolorer David Livingstone on the 21st March 1871. Henry Morton Stanley the Welsh American journalist and explorer was famous for finding David Livingstone in Africa, and allegedly saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”. He was knighted in 1899.
1911 ~ Akira Yoshizawa the Japanese origamist was born on the 14th March 1911 (died 2005).
1912 ~ LES BROWN the American saxophonist, composer and bandleader was born on the 14th March 1912 (died 2001 aged 88). YouTube video: The Billboard March – Les Brown & His Band Of Renown…
1914 ~ Lee Hays the American singer-songwriter from The Weavers was born on the 14th March 1914 (died 1981).
1920 ~ Hank Ketcham the American cartoonist was born on the 14th March 1920 (died 2001).
1921 ~ Ada Louise Huxtable the American author and critic was born on the 14th March 1921 (died 2013).
1922 ~ LES BAXTER the American pianist and composer was born on the 14th March 1922 (died 1996 aged 73). YouTube video: The Soul Of The Drums – Les Baxter 1963 Exotica Easy Listening Full LP: Side A: 1.The Girl Behind The Bamboo Curtain 2.Lord, What A Morning 3.Calabash Annie 4.Sunrise At Kowloon 5.Which Doctor? 6.Mai Tai Side |B: 1. A Day In Rio 2.River Of Dreams 3.Nina 4.The Enchanted Reef 5.Jacaranda 6. Ceremony…
1923 ~ Diane Arbus the American photographer was born on the 14th March 1923 (died 1971).
1926 ~ Phil Phillips the American singer-songwriter was born on the 14th March 1926.
1928 ~ Frank Borman the American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on the 14th March 1928.
197# ~ CHRiS STEiN the German-Australian model known as the No.1 model for PhotoGraffix Advertising Agency was born in Germany on the 14th March in the 1970s. Chris Stein retired from modelling in the 1990s when she became a business partner and administrator of an advertising business, and later became a manager and co-owner of a limousine business.
1979 ~ Chris Klein the American actor was born on the 14th March 1979.
1980 ~ Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente the Spanish environmentalist died on his 52nd birthday on the 14th March 1980 (born 14th March 1928). Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente died in an aircraft crash in Alaska while shooting a documentary about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, with 2 cameramen and a pilot also dying.