On March 9, 1997: Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in LA.
WELCOME TO THE HALL OF FAME
On March 9, 1971: Harlem native, Duke Ellington, became one of the first composers to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York City.
BORN ON THIS DAY: JOE FRANKLIN
On March 9, 1926: Prolific radio and television personality, Joe Franklin was born in the Bronx. Franklin is the father of television talk shows, hosting the first ever televised talk show, The Joe Franklin Show which had an awe inspiring 42 year run.
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