On this day: March 19

Published On: Mar 14 2013 01:49:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, Elvis buys Graceland, Bob Dylan releases his debut album, Texas Western makes college basketball history, and the invasion of Iraq begins, all on this day.

OTD March 19 - Calvert DeForest
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2007: Actor and comedian Calvert DeForest, best known for his appearances on David Letterman's late night talk shows as his character Larry "Bud" Melman, dies at the age of 85 in West Islip, New York.

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