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John Belushi found dead – Chicago Tribune


Today is Tuesday, March 5, the 65th day of 2024. There are 301 days left in the year.

Highlights of this day in history:

comedian on March 5, 1982 John Belushi Found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood; He was 33 years old.

On this date:

In 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred when British soldiers jeered by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.

In 1849, Zachary Taylor was inaugurated as the 12th president of the United States. (The oath ceremony was postponed one day because it fell on Sunday, March 4.)

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding. Johnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached, was charged with “high crimes and misdemeanors” stemming from his attempt to fire Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; The trial ended with Johnson’s acquittal on May 26.

In the German parliamentary elections of 1933, the Nazi Party received 44 percent of the vote; The Nazis joined a conservative nationalist party to gain a small majority in the Reichstag.

In 1946, Winston Churchill gave his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, saying: “An ‘iron curtain’ has descended across the continent from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, and this police their governments will rule Eastern Europe.”

In 1953, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died after thirty years in power.

In 1963, country music artists Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager), died in the crash of their Piper Comanche near Camden, Tennessee.

In 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force with the ratification of 43 countries.

In 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe passed by Jupiter, sending back photographs of the planet and its moons.

In 1998, NASA scientists said there was enough water frozen in the moon’s loose soil to support a lunar base and perhaps one day a human colony.

In 2004, Martha Stewart was convicted in New York of obstruction of justice and lying to the government about why she unloaded Imclone shares just before the price crashed; Former stockbroker Peter Bacanovic was also found guilty in the stock scandal. (They were later sentenced to five months in prison each.)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Latin America’s most vocal and controversial leader, died in Caracas in 2013 at the age of 58, after his battle with cancer.

In 2018, Los Angeles police arrested a man on charges that he stole Frances McDormand’s Oscar after the Academy Awards the night before; The reward was returned to the player. (The charges would later be dismissed.)

In 2020, Palestinian authorities closed the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem due to coronavirus fears. Authorities ordered a cruise ship with 3,500 people on board to stay off the California coast until passengers and crew were tested; A passenger on a previous trip died of coronavirus.

In 2021, California relaxed rules for reopening outdoor venues, clearing the way for fans to attend opening day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered major entertainment venues.

A promised ceasefire in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol in 2022 collapsed amid scenes of terror in the besieged town. Just 10 days after the invasion of Russian forces, the number of people fleeing the country reached 1.4 million.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Paul Sand 92, Actor James B. Sikking 90, Actor Fred Williamson 86, Actor Samantha Eggar 85, Actor Michael Warren 78, Singer Eddy Grant 76, Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) 72. Actor-comedian Marsha Warfield 70. Magician Penn Jillette 69. Actor Adriana Barraza 68. Actor Talia Balsam 65. Rock singers Charlie and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers) 62. Pro Football Hall of Fame player Michael Irvin 58 years old Actor Paul Blackthorne 55, Rock musician John Frusciante 54 , Singer Rome 54, Actor Kevin Connolly 50, Actor Eva Mendes 50, Actor Jill Ritchie 50, Actor Jolene Blalock 49, Model Niki Taylor 49. Actor Kimberly McCullough 46, Actor Carolina Wydra 43, Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires 42, Actor Dominique McElligott is 38, Actor Sterling Knight is 35, Actor Jake Lloyd is 35, Actor Micah Fowler is 26 years old.


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