On this day: March 4

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 04 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Constitution goes into effect, FDR reassures the nation, John Lennon gets into a popularity contest with Jesus, and Martha Stewart gets out of prison, all on this day.

OTD March 4 - John Candy
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1994: Canadian comedian and actor John Candy, known best for comic roles in movies such as "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "Uncle Buck," dies in his sleep after suffering a heart attack while on location filming "Wagons East!" He was 43 years old.

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