Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18

Prime Editions Vol. 2 No. 9, March 18, 1987
On the Cover: Jean Wenceslao (daughter of film director Jose “Pepe” Wenceslao)
Larawan ng Mga Bituin Noong Kanilang Kabataan
Stefano Mori, Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino and Camille Prats
during their preteen years, on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (March 18 1997).


Events that happened on March 18:
1957 – Vice-President Carlos P. Garcia was sworn in as the eighth president of the Philippines succeding Prsident Ramon Magsaysay who died in a plane crash.
1996 – A fire at the Ozone Disco Club in Quezon City, which started shortly after midnight, killed 162 people. It is acknowledged as the worst fire in Philippine history.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 18:
1850 – Gabriel Beato Francisco, Tagalog novelist and author of the first published Tagalog novel (Cababalaghan ni P. Bravo, serialized in Ang Kapatid ng Bayan) in 1899 – in Sanpaloc, Manila (d. December 19, 1935) .
1928 – Fidel Valdez Ramos, military officer, Secretary of Defense, politician, and twelfth president of the Philippines (1992-1998) – in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
1945 – Anthony N. Villanueva, Olympic silver medallist in boxing (1964) –  in Manila (d. May 13, 2014).
Eight-year-old Celeste Legaspi
for the “Vicks Cough Syrup” commercial

1950 – Celeste Legaspi (full name Maricelle Legaspi), singer – in Manila.

1985 – Bianca (Charlotte) King, actress, model, singer, director and businesswoman – in Germany.
Bianca King,
in 5th place of FHM Philippines “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” (Photo taken by Adam Watson),
and on the cover of UNO 40th Issue (September 2007).

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the cover
of Look (March 18, 1969).
Picture Trivia
        Between the years 1968 and 1969, John Lennon (1940-1980) thought of leaving the The Beatles. He started focusing plans apart from his band. Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, made three albums on experimentalmusic: “Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins,” “Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions,” at “Wedding Album.” In was also in 1969 that Lennon and Ono formed The Plastic Ono Band.
          Lennon and Ono were married on March 20, 1969, after which they showcased 14 lithographs they called “Bag One” showing what they did during their honeymoon. Eight of the lithographs were considered “obscene” and were confiscated by the authorities and banned from the public. 
          In protest against Western involvement in the Vietnam War, Lennon released the single “Give Peace a Chance,” which was called “Anti-Vietnam War Anthem.” This was followed by “Cold Turkey,” where he revealed his withdrawal symptoms after being addicted to heroin, and “Instant Karma!”
          Lennon left The Beatles on September 1969 without public knowledge. Paul McCartney, however, went ahead of him when he publicized his own intention to leave the band, and released his debut album on April 1970. In reaction, Lennon said: “I started the band. I disbanded it. It’s as simple as that.”
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