(Saturday, March 31, 1984) — “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Mar. 31, Apr. 7/14, 1984).
(Saturday, March 31, 1984) — “Here Comes the Rain Again” by Eurythmics at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night Concert Scene'
(Tuesday, March 31, 1964) — Following a four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London’s Scala Theatre today to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day’s Night film. The performance took place in front of 350 fans, including Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor, but later to find fame with Genesis and as a solo artist. Continue reading The Beatles film concert performance sequence for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ 50 years ago today (Mar 31 1964)
(Saturday, March 30, 1974) — “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Denver’s first of four number one hits on the chart (1974-1975).
(Saturday, March 30, 1974) — “Jet” by Paul McCartney & Wings peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was McCartney’s seventh of of 22 top ten hits on the chart since leaving The Beatles (1971-1985; The Beatles had 34 top ten hits from 1964-1995).
Video: 'Jeopardy! - 1964 Pilot'
(Monday, March 30, 1964, 11:30 a.m. EST) — The original version of the TV game show Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming, premiered today on NBC, originating from the NBC headquarters in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
Video: 'Burns and Allen: Columbia Pictures Doing Burns and Allen Story'
(Monday, March 29, 1954, 8:00 p.m. ) — Columbia is doing the Burns and Allen story and everybody wants to get into the act on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV sitcom series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
This episode is listed as #56 on TV Guide‘s 1997 list of Top 100 Episodes of All Time.
(Friday, March 29, 1974) — John Lennon and Paul McCartney, formerly of The Beatles and the most successful songwriting partnership in history, were photographed together for the last time today at Lennon’s rented home in Malibu, California. Continue reading Lennon, McCartney photographed for last time 40 years ago today (Mar 29 1974)
Video: 'Vietnam The Ten Thousand Day War 10of13 The Village War DivX521 AC3 www MVGroup org' (Mar. 29, 1974, at 444:33)
(Friday, March 29, 1974, 12:35 p.m. EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Richard Nixon said today the Americans who served in Vietnam can be proud that the “American effort … was in good conscience, honorably undertaken and honorably ended.”