(Monday, March 31, 1975, 8:00 p.m. EST) — A comedy of errors puts Festus behind a plow, farming for a family of shiftless sharecroppers as the television Western drama series Gunsmoke closed out 20 seasons on CBS with its final first-run episode, “The Sharecroppers.”
(Monday, March 31, 1995, 11:48 a.m. CST) — Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death today in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
(Saturday, March 30, 1985) — “One More Night” by Phil Collins peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 1985). It was Collins’ second number-one single on the chart, “Against All Odds.”
(Saturday, March 30, 1985) — “Just Another Night” by Mick Jagger peaked at #12 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was the first solo hit on the chart for the lead singer of The Rolling Stones.