On this day: March 5

POSTED: 10:05 AM PST Mar 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 04, 2016 

The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.

OTD March 5 - Dean Stockwell
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1936: Actor Dean Stockwell, best known for the TV shows "Quantum Leap" and "Battlestar Galactica," is born in Los Angeles, California. Stockwell, whose career has spanned more than 60 years, got his start as a child actor in movies such as "Anchors Aweigh" and "The Green Years" and also had a lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Meyer Levin's novel "Compulsion," based on the true-life story of Leopold and Loeb. He also appeared in movies such as "Paris, Texas," "Dune," "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Blue Velvet" and "Married to the Mob," the last of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


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