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Celebrity Birthdays for March 26 – Diana Ross, Steven Tyler and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Diana Ross
Age: 68
Occupation: Singer, Producer and Actress
Known For: Fronting the groundbreaking Motown group the Supremes, which had No. 1 hits like ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ and ‘Stop! In the Name of Love,’ solo hits like ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘Upside Down’ and ‘Endless Love,’ garnering an Oscar nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in ‘Lady Sings the Blues,’ and being named Female Entertainer of the 20th Century by Billboard magazine

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Bennett Raglin / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for March 25 – Aretha Franklin, Elton John and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Aretha Franklin
Age: 70
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the undisputed Queen of Soul, winning a boatload of Grammys and other awards, songs like ‘Respect,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,’ ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ and many more, and being the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 25 – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers and leads to sweeping factory workplace reforms (More info)

1955 – US Customs officials confiscate 520 copies of Allen Ginsberg’s book ‘Howl,’ which had been printed in England, alleging that the work was obscene (More info)

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for March 24 – Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jim Parsons
Age: 39
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His brilliant, hilarious and Emmy-winning portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ previous work on ‘Judging Amy’ and ‘Ed,’ copious stage work, and film roles in ‘The Big Year’ and ‘The Muppets’

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 24 – Halle Berry Makes History and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (More info)

1958 – Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army (More info)

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This Day in History for March 23 – Mussolini Founds Facist Movement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Patrick Henry opposes British policy by declaring, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (More info)

1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in the Boston Morning Post (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for March 23 – Ric Ocasek, Chaka Khan and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Ric Ocasek
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Producer
Known For: Fronting and being the principal songwriter for New Wave group The Cars, known for the songs ‘Just What I Needed,’ ‘My Best Friend’s Girl,’ ‘Shake It Up,’ ‘You Might Think’ and ‘Drive,’ producing albums for other artists like No Doubt, and his longtime marriage to supermodel Paulina Porizkova

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This Day in History for March 22 – Hale-Bopp Comet Appears and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies (More info)

1894 – The first Stanley Cup championship game is won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, which triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals (More info)

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Alberto E. Rodriguez / Michael Buckner, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for March 22 – William Shatner, Reese Witherspoon and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

William Shatner
Age: 81
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Becoming a cultural icon for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on the sci-fi series ‘Star Trek’ and in many of its namesake movies, starring on the series ‘T. J. Hooker,’ ‘The Practice’ and ‘Boston Legal,’ various work as a musician, author, producer, director and celebrity pitchman, and his distinctive speaking style that. Makes him. Sound. Sort of like. This.

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Celebrity Birthdays for March 21 – Matthew Broderick, Rosie O’Donnell and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Matthew Broderick
Age: 50
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing the title character in the classic movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ voicing Adult Simba in ‘The Lion King’ film franchise, portraying Leo Bloom in the Hollywood and Broadway productions of ‘The Producers,’ winning two Tony Awards, and his marriage to Sarah Jessica Parker

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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for March 20 – Spike Lee, Holly Hunter and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Spike Lee
Age: 55
Occupation: Director, Producer, Writer and Actor
Known For: Earning two Oscar nominations for helming controversial socio-political films like ‘Do the Right Thing,’ ‘Jungle Fever’ and ‘Malcolm X’ as well as documentaries including ‘When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts’ and ’4 Little Girls,’ sometimes lacking a barrier between what he thinks and what he says, and possibly being the most ardent New York Knicks fan on the planet

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