Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20


Artista Magazine Vol. 4 No. 199, March 20, 1995
On the Cover: Anjanette Abayari
Events that happened on March 20
1942 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur made his famous speech in Terowie, South Australia, regarding his escape from Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in which he said: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return.”

Personalities and celebrities born on March 20:
1843 – Ambrosio Flores, general of the Philippine revolutionary army, journalist and governor of the province of Rizal (d. June 24, 1912).
1944 – Boy Alano (real name Herminio Alano), actor.
1969 – Ruffy Biazon (full name Rozzano Rufino Bunoan Biazon), politician, government official and lawmaker – in Cavite City.

Avril Lavigne on the cover of Rolling Stone
(March 20, 2003).
Picture Trivia
          Avril Lavigne debut album Let Go was released in the United States on June 2002. It reached No. 2 in the US Billboard 200, and No. 1 in the Australia, Canada and UK charts. Due to these successes, Lavigne, who was then 17 years old, became the youngest solo female performer to reach No.1 in the UK chart. At the end of 2002, her Let Go album became a certified four-time platinum. On May 2003, the album exceeded one million in sales and obtained a diamond certification from the Canadian Recording Industry Association.
          On March 20, 2003, Lavigne appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone (SEE adjoining magazine cover). It was in 2003 that Lavigne won four Juno Awards out of six nominations. She was also featured in the 2003 video game Sims: Superstar as a non-playable celebrity character.
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