Born this day
Wilfrid Brambell (1912 - 1985) UK
Stephen Sondheim (1930 – ) US
Robert Chesley (1943 - 1990 ) US.
Playwright / Composer / Theatre Critic / Teacher
Ilana Kloss (1956 – ) South African
Antonia San Juan (1961 – ) Spanish
Actress / Director / Screenwriter
Meghan Chevalier (1969 – ) US
Actress / Author / Singer
Guillermo Diaz (1971 – ) US
Died this day
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687) French
Italian-born French composer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of the French Baroque style.
He was known to be a libertine. Although his life is full of meteoric heights, his love affairs with men and women also brought him down in scandal several times at the great displeasure of Louis XIV.
Dan Hartman (1994 - 1950 ) US
American singer, songwriter and record producer, who died of an AIDS-related brain tumor three and a half months past his 43rd birthday .
Ian Stephens (?? - 1996) Canadian
Poet / Journalist / Musician – Born
Sodomy in history, March
1909 — Washington passes a new criminal code and broadens its sodomy law to cover oral sex, prohibits newspaper description of crimes of sodomy, and repeals its slander law cover accusations of sodomy.
1929 — Nebraska outlaws assault to commit sodomy, with a penalty of 2-15 years.