ON THIS DAY
March 9, 2023
FROM THE DAILY MAIL ARCHIVE MARCH 9, 1983
POLICE will be able to enter a driver’s home using force, if necessary, and breath test him under new drink-drive measures that come into force in May. They close many loopholes which have let motorists get off in court on technicalities.
MARCH 9, 1994
WHEN Body Shop founder Anita Roddick showed Prince Charles her Mango Body Butter yesterday, he was fascinated.
‘how do i get it off?’ he asked. ‘Do i get someone to lick it?’ Mrs Roddick replied: ‘You can do what you like. You are only restricted by your imagination.’ The Prince was in jovial form for the visit to the firm’s hQ in littlehampton, West Sussex.
OSCAR ISAAC, 44. After playing Poe Dameron in three Star Wars films, the new York Times named him one of the ‘25 greatest actors of the 21st century ( so far)’. Yet the Guatemalan-born actor’s english accent in the series
Moon Knight was described as ‘ Alan Bennett being played by Dick Van Dyke towards the latter stages of a 48-hour amdram Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’em recital’. STACeY DooleY, 36. The luton-born documentary presenter left school at 15 and ‘fell into’ journalism. After being asked to come on newsnight, she revealed: ‘i didn’t even know what newsnight was.’ her Mum told her: ‘Jeremy Paxman is going to tear chunks out of you!’ Stacey won Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, and fell in love with her dance partner Kevin Clifton, with whom she has a two-month-old daughter.
BORN ON THIS DAY
KERI HULME (1947-2021). The writer was the first new Zealander and the first debut novelist to win the Booker Prize, in 1985, for The Bone People. it took 12 years to write and was put out by a feminist collective that had never published a novel. When a critic told her she had won, she said: ‘You’re pulling my leg, aren’t you?’ AlexAnDRA BASTeDo (1946-2014). The British actress shot to fame as Sharron Macready in iTV’s occult detective series The Champions. She dated stars such as omar Sharif and David Frost, and was admired by Warren Beatty and Steve McQueen. She recalled receiving copious fan mail, including some from a native American saying he’d leave her his tepee in his will.
ON MARCH 9 . . .
IN 1959, the Barbie doll was launched at the American Toy Fair in new York.
IN 2012, Great Balls of Fire singer Jerry lee lewis married for the seventh time, aged 76.
WORD WIZARDRY GUESS THE DEFINITION: Smombie (2010)
A) Posting pictures of oneself crouching in unlikely places.
B) A pedestrian distracted by their phone. C) one who falls asleep at the keyboard.
PHRASE EXPLAINED Pull in one’s horns:
meaning to become less ambitious or assertive; it alludes to a snail drawing in its tentacles when disturbed.
QUOTE FOR TODAY
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille, U.S. choreographer (1905-1993)
JOKE OF THE DAY
WHAT did the angry italian waiter give the customer? A pizza his mind. Guess The Definition answer: B. Compiled by ETAN SMALLMAN and ADAM JACOT DE BOINOD