Video: 'Impossible It's Possible (Julie Andrews, Cinderella, 1957)'
(Sunday, March 31, 1957, 8:00-9:30 p.m. EST) — The original version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s TV musical , starring Julie Andrews, was broadcast Cinderella tonight live in the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones in both black and white and compatible color; the West Coast received a delayed black and white-only broadcast starting at 8:00pm Pacific time. Continue reading ‘Cinderella’ musical starring Julie Andrews airs live in color on CBS 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 31 1957)
(Friday, March 31, 1967) — Rock musician Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire in front of an audience for the first time tonight at the Astoria Theatre in London on the opening night of the Walker Brothers tour.
Video: 'The Beatles - Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]'
(Friday, March 31, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! “ tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, adding an organ and glockenspiel onto the close. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 31 1967)
Video: '1987 Oscars' (24 videos)
(Monday, March 30, 1987, 6:00-9:19 p.m. PST) — Platoon, an American war film about a rookie soldier who struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war, won four Oscars tonight at the 59th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Oliver Stone for Best Director. Continue reading ‘Platoon’ wins Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1987)
Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Mono) [Full Album]'(''With a Little Help from My Friends' at 2:02)
(Thursday, March 30, 1967, 11:00 p.m.-7:30 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “With a Little Help from My Friends” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London with various instruments and vocals added to the recording that began the previous day. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1967)
(Saturday, March 30, 1957) — “Butterfly” by Andy Williams peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top 100 chart for three consecutive weeks (Mar. 30, Apr. 6/13, 1957).
(Saturday, March 30, 1957) — “Party Doll” by Buddy Knox peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week.
Video: 'How The Beatles Changed Album Covers'
(Thursday, March 30, 1967, late afternoon-evening BST) — Prior to a late night recording session at EMI Studios, The Beatles this afternoon visited Michael Cooper’s photographic studio in London where the cover photographs for were taken. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Continue reading The Beatles pose for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album cover 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1967)
Video: 'Alaska: "Seward's Folly" - Decades TV Network'
(Saturday, March 30, 1867, 4:00 a.m. local time) — U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia early today in Washington to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million ($125 million today), a deal ridiculed by critics as “Seward’s Folly.” Continue reading U.S. reaches agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia 150 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1867)
Video: 'Imagine John Lennon 1988' (Mar. 29, 1977, at 1:09:07)
(Tuesday, March 29, 1977) — Former Beatle John Lennon was interviewed by ABC Channel 7 News today while attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden in New York City with his wife Yoko, son Sean and The Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger. Continue reading John Lennon interviewed at the circus in New York 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1977)