Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, March 13, 2023
1930 The discovery of the planet Pluto was announced; it had been discovered from pictures taken by the Lowell Observatory in Arizona.
1934 The birthday of the cartoon character Donald Fauntleroy Duck is given in the cartoon, Donald’s Happy Birthday (1949). However, Disney celebrates his birthday as June 9, 1934, which is his film debut.
1997 thousands of people witness lights over Arizona and Nevada in a space of about 300 miles. Many believe these were UFOs, while others claim they were flares dropped by the USAF.
1976 The Four Seasons started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘December 1963, (Oh What A Night)’, the group’s 5th US No.1, also their only UK No.1.
Actor Tracy Wells (Mr. Belvedere) 51
William H. Macy 72
Singer Neil Sedaka 83
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