(Friday, March 17, 1972) — The single Back Off Boogaloo/Blindman by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr was released today in the UK (it would be released in the US on Mar. 20, 1972). Continue reading ‘Back Off Boogaloo/Blindman’ by Ringo Starr released in UK 40 years ago today (1972)
(Saturday, March 17, 1962) — Midnight in Moscow by Kenny Ball peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, March 17, 1962) — Let Me In by The Sensations peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, March 17, 1962) — What’s Your Name by Don and Juan peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: MacArthur in Australia (at 10:39)
(Tuesday, March 17, 1942, during World War II) — General Douglas MacArthur today became Supreme Commander of the United Nations forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
This dramatic shift of command and promotion for the dashing officer who has held the Japanese at bay on the Island of Luzon for three months and ten days was announced by the War Department simultaneously with his arrival in Australia.
Video: Camp Fire Girls commercial
(Sunday, March 17, 1912) — Camp Fire Girls of America, emphasizing camping and other outdoor activities for youth, was incorporated today in Washington, D.C, as a national agency.
Video: St Patricks Day Parade in New York City (video tour)
(Wednesday, March 17, 1762) — The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place today when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.