(Saturday, March 2, 1985) — “Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, March 2, 1985) — “The Old Man Down the Road” by John Fogerty peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Sound of Music' (trailer)
(Tuesday, March 2, 1965) — The Sound of Music, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical about a who woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower, premiered today at New York’s Rivoli Theater. Continue reading
Video: 'Popular Claudette Colvin Videos'
(Wednesday, March 2, 1955; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous act of defiance, Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old black high school student in Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested today after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger.
Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Mar. 2, 1965, at 28:50)
(Tuesday, March 2, 1965, 3:45 p.m. ICT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Operation Rolling Thunder, a gradual and sustained aerial bombardment campaign, began today as more than 100 U.S. jet aircraft bombed a North Vietnamese munitions depot and also provided air cover for 60 South Vietnamese bombers striking at a Communist naval base. Continue reading
Video: '17th GRAMMYs: Paul Simon and John Lennon co-presenting the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year'
(Saturday, March 1, 1975, 10:00-11:30 p.m. EST) — At the 17th Annual Grammy Awards televised live tonight from Uris Theatre in New York City, former Beatle John Lennon presented the award for “Record of the Year” with Paul Simon.
Video: '17th Grammy Awards 74' (5 videos)
(Saturday, March 1, 1975, 10:00-11:30 p.m. EST) — The blind singer-composer Stevie Wonder and composer Marvin Hamlisch each received four awards tonight at 17th Annual Grammy Awards at Uris Theatre in New York City.
Record of the Year went to a British-born singer Olivia Newton-John, for “I Honestly Love You.”
Video: 'President Reagan's Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference - 3/1/85'
(Friday, March 1, 1985, 9:35 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Ronald Reagan said tonight that the rebels seeking to overthrow the Nicaraguan Government were the ”moral equal of our Founding Fathers.”
In a speech to the annual conference of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, he renewed his call for Congressional approval of $14 million in aid for the rebels.
Video: 'Sheryl Crow - Grammy Awards 1995'
(Wednesday, March 1, 1995, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — A newcomer, Sheryl Crow, and a pop trouper, Tony Bennett, won the top awards at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and telecast on CBS.
Tony Bennett’s MTV Unplugged, an album of standards featuring duets with such singers as K. D. Lang, was named album of the year. “This is the greatest moment in my whole musical career and the greatest moment in my life,” Bennett said. “It’s such a victorious feeling to sing good American music and have this happen.”
MTV Unplugged, produced by David Kahne, also won Bennett’s third consecutive award in the traditional pop album category. He won his very first Grammy Award for a 1962 recording, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (click here to watch several videos from tonight’s ceremonies).
Video: 'Popular The Purple Rose of Cairo Videos'
(Friday, March 1, 1985) — The Purple Rose of Cairo, a romantic fantasy comedy film about a movie character who steps off the screen and into the life of his biggest fan, opened today in three North American theaters, including the Beekman Theater in New York City.
Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels and Danny Aiello.