Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nixon announces all U.S. combat troops out of South Vietnam 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'March 29, 1973 - Address to the Nation About Vietnam and Domestic Problems'

(Thursday, March 29, 1973, 9:00 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The last United States combat troops left South Vietnam today, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War. In an address to the nation, U.S. President Richard Nixon declared, “For the first time in 12 years, no American military forces are in Vietnam.”

Paul McCartney performs in Barcelona 10 years ago tonight (2003)


Video: 'Paul McCartney 29.03.2003 , Barcelona, Spain - you never give me your money - incomplete'

(Saturday, March 29, 2003) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed tonight at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, the second stop and third performance of his Back in the World tour. Continue reading Paul McCartney performs in Barcelona 10 years ago tonight (2003)

‘Unforgiven’ wins Best Picture at 65th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour (1993)


Video: '1992 Oscar Winners'

(Monday, March 29, 1993, 8:00 p.m. EST)Unforgiven won four Oscars tonight at the 65th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Clint Eastwood for Best Director. Al Pacino won Best Actor for Scent of a Woman and Emma Thompson won Best Actress for Howards End. Continue reading ‘Unforgiven’ wins Best Picture at 65th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour (1993)

McCartney films more ‘Broad Street’ scenes 30 years ago today (1983)


Video: 'Paul McCartney-Give My Regards to Broad Street-Full Movie-HQ' (cape/top hat scenes begin at 1:18:46)

(Wednesday, March 29, 1983) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney filmed scenes today at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, England, for the movie Give My Regards To Broad Street, wearing a top hat and cape. The film, directed by Peter Webb, was written and starred McCartney.

‘The Birds’ opens in New York City 50 years ago today (1963)


Video: 'The Birds Official Trailer #1 - Charles McGraw Movie (1963) HD'

(Thursday, March 28, 1963)The Birds, a suspense/horror film about a wealthy San Francisco socialite who pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people, opened today in New York City.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film stars Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren.

Chinese, North Koreans accept POW trade offer, propose peace talks be resumed 60 years ago today (1953)


Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (at 0:42-0:53)

(Saturday, March 28, 1953; during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — The Chinese and North Korean Communist commanders accepted today a long-standing United Nations proposal for an immediate exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war by both sides in Korea, and at the same time proposed immediate resumption of suspended armistice talks.

‘The Godfather’ wins Best Picture at 45th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: '1972 Oscar Winners'

(Tuesday, March 27, 1973, 10:00 p.m. EST)The Godfather won three Oscars tonight at the 45th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Marlon Brando for Best Actor (he declined). Bob Fosse won Best Director and Liza Minnelli Best Actress, both for Cabaret. Continue reading ‘The Godfather’ wins Best Picture at 45th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour (1973)