(Saturday, March 20, 1982) — by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for seven weeks (March 20/27, April 3/10/17/24, May 1, 1982). I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
The record also ranked #484 on the
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
(Saturday, March 20, 1982) — by Stevie Wonder peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. It was Wonder’s 23rd of 28 top ten hits on the Hot 100 chart. That Girl
(Saturday, March 20, 1982) — by Air Supply peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was the group’s sixth of eight top ten hits on the Hot 100. Sweet Dreams
Video: 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World'
(Monday, March 20, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono completed the album this morning at Record Plant East in New York, on the couple’s third wedding anniversary. Lennon’s third post-Beatles album would be released June. Some Time In New York City Continue reading Lennon, Ono complete ‘Some Time In New York City’ 40 years ago today (1972)
(Monday, March 20, 1972) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr shot a promotional video today for his new single at Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, England. Back Off Boogaloo
(Thursday, March 20, 1952) — An American In Paris, a musical about an American artist who finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties, was named Best Picture of 1951 tonight at the 24th Academy Awards at RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Continue reading ‘An American In Paris’ wins Best Picture at 24th Academy Awards 60 years ago today (1952)
Video: MacArthur 'I shall return' speech re-enacted (at 4:00)
(Friday, March 20, 1942, during World War II) — General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, made his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return.”
Video: Gray condolence letter (at 27:47)
(Thursday, March 20, 1862, during the American Civil War) — An official condolence letter was written today to the brother of Corporal Charles Gray, who was killed at the Battle of New Bern on Mar. 14, 1862. He was the first man from Deer Isle, Maine, to join the army and the first from the island to die in the war.