On this day: March 5

Published On: Mar 01 2013 12:05:54 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.

OTD March 5 - John Belushi
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1982: Comedian and actor John Belushi, best known for his film roles in "The Blues Brothers" and "Animal House," and as a regular on "Saturday Night Live," dies in Hollywood, Calif., after overdosing on a mixture of cocaine and heroin at age 33.

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