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March 27, 2007 tues.
March 27th, 2007

Birthdays: Patty Smith Hill- 1868- The composer of the song Happy Birthday to You, Edward Steichen, Gloria Swanson, Sarah Vaughn, Maria Schneider, Mies Van der Rohe, Snooky Lanson, Wilhelm Ronthgen the discoverer of X-Rays Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives, cellist Mtisislav Rostropovich, Michael York, is 65, Quentin Tarantino is 44, Mariah Carey is 37

The ancient Egyptians called today Smell the Breeze Day.
The Ancient Romans called today Washing Day, the origin of our concept of Spring Cleaning.

1790- The invention of modern shoelaces!

1908- Bud Fisher's comic strip Mutt & Jeff born.

1940- “Rebecca,” the first American movie by Alfred Hitchcock opened.

1952-U.P.A.’s cartoon “Rooty-Toot-Toot”premiered. It’s music score was by jazzman Phil Monroe, the first African American to receive a screen credit for scoring a movie.

1952- “Singing in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor premiered.

1973- In one of the more celebrated stunts in Hollywood history, when Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his role in The Godfather he sent a buckskin clad model named Sashin Littlefeather to refuse the award and deliver a protest about treatment of Native Americans.

1978- The first draft script of the film Norma Rae completed. The film dramatized the life of Christa Lee Jordan, a mill worker who was blackballed by the J.P.Stevens millworks for wanting a union.

1996- Fearful of MAD COW DISEASE- The European Community banned the export of beef from Britain for one year.