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 - Rex Harrison
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1908: Actor Rex Harrison, best known for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the movie adaptation of "My Fair Lady," is born in Huyton, Lancashire, England. Harrison, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance, also won a Tony for playing the role on stage. He also appeared in other films, including "Anna and the King of Siam," "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," "Cleopatra" and "Doctor Dolittle." In July 1989, Harrison was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 82 on June 2, 1990.


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