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 - John Belushi
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1982: Comedian and actor John Belushi, best known for his film roles in "The Blues Brothers" and "Animal House," and as a regular on "Saturday Night Live," dies in Hollywood, California, after overdosing on a mixture of cocaine and heroin at age 33.


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