(Friday, March 9, 1962, 10 p.m. ET) — Old Ben, who is able to transform himself into anything, tries to help a crippled little girl on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV anthology series The Twilight Zone (click here to view an extended ‘The Fugitive’ clip).
(Saturday, March 9, 2002) — Ain’t It Funny by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for the first of six weeks (March 9/16/23/30, April 6/13, 2002).
(Thursday, March 9, 1972) — What’s Up, Doc?, a screwball comedy film that centers on four identical plaid overnight bags and the people who own them, opened today at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the film stars Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn.
(Sunday, March 9, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours today to a draw at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in the Battle of Hampton Roads.