Colonel Stewart, Margo Channing, Jay Gatsby, and a Cuckoo's Nest

As previously noted March 25th and today, March 29th, are the most common days on which to hold Oscar ceremonies. Both dates have seen five Oscar nights in the Academy's 89 year history. But those Oscar anniversaries aren't the only thing worth celebrating today.

On this day in showbiz history...

Colonel James Stewart in 1945

1889 Oscar winner Warner Baxter (In Old Arizona, 42nd Street) born in Columbus Ohio

1919 Oscar winner Eileen Heckart (Butterflies are Free, The Bad Seed) Also born in Columbus Ohio. C'mon Columbus! You go with your Oscar winners.

1945 Jimmy Stewart becomes a colonel in the Us Air Force during World War II... 
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