Monthly Archives: February 2014

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ wins Best Picture at 76th Academy Awards 10 years ago (Feb 29 2004)


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(Sunday, February 29, 2004, 8:38 p.m. EST)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won a recording tying 11 Oscars tonight at the 76th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Peter Jackson for Best Director. Sean Penn won Best Actor for Mystic River and Charlize Theron won Best Actress for Monster. Continue reading ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ wins Best Picture at 76th Academy Awards 10 years ago (Feb 29 2004)

Michael Jackson wins record 8 Grammy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Feb 28 1984)


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(Tuesday, February 28, 1984, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Thriller. But, Jackson lost to Sting of the Police in the Song of the Year category, when “Every Breath You Take” won. Continue reading Michael Jackson wins record 8 Grammy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Feb 28 1984)

‘Introducing… The Beatles’ album peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago (Feb 29 1964)


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(Saturday, February 29, 1964)Introducing… The Beatles by The Beatles peaked at #2 on Billboard‘s 200 album charts for nine weeks (Feb. 29, Mar. 7/14/21/28, April 4/11/18/25, 1964), prevented from going to #1 only by another Beatles album, Meet The Beatles!

Nuclear test causes most significant accidental radiological contamination ever by U.S. 60 years ago this hour (Mar 1 1954)


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(Monday, March 1, 1954, 6:45 a.m. local time; Sunday, February 28, 1954, 1:45 p.m. EST) — The United States detonated a dry-fuel hydrogen bomb, codenamed Castle Bravo, at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands today. The explosive yield of 15 megatons, much greater than expected, dropped radioactive fallout on occupied islands hundreds of miles away.

The Beatles perform for second ‘From Us To You’ radio special 50 years ago this hour (Feb 28 1964)


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(Friday, February 28, 1964, 6:30-9:00 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles tonight performed for another From Us To You two-hour radio special for broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service Mar. 30, 1964, at 10 a.m. Continue reading The Beatles perform for second ‘From Us To You’ radio special 50 years ago this hour (Feb 28 1964)

‘Why/Cry for a Shadow’ by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles released 50 years ago today (Feb 28 1964)


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(Friday, February 28, 1964) — The single “Why” and “Cry for a Shadow” by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles was released today in the UK (it would be released in the U.S. on Mar. 27, 1964). Continue reading ‘Why/Cry for a Shadow’ by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles released 50 years ago today (Feb 28 1964)