(Saturday, March 6, 1993) — “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Audio: '# 09. The Beatles - (BBC Radio, "Here We Go" # 5, March 12, 1963)' (recorded Mar. 6, 1963)
(Wednesday, March 6, 1963, 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC Light Programme Here We Go tonight at Playhouse Theater in Manchester, England. They performed three songs for broadcast on Mar. 12, 1963, at 5 p.m., including “Misery,” Do You Want to Know a Secret” and “Please Please Me.”
(Saturday, March 6, 1943) — “I’ve Heard That Song Before” by Harry James and his Orchestra (with Helen Forrest on vocal), was the #1 song on today’s Billboard National List of Best Selling Retail Records chart for the first of thirteen weeks (March 6/13/20/27, April 3/10/17/24, May 1/8/15/22, June 5, 1943).
(Monday, March 6, 1933; during the Great Depression) — A national bank holiday, declared yesterday by newly sworn-in President Franklin D. Roosevelt aimed at calming panicked depositors, went into effect today. The holiday was supposed to last four days, but was extended until it was gradually lifted starting March 13.
Video: 'The Attempted Assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt'
(Monday, March 6, 1933, 6:57 a.m. local time) — Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, wounded in the February 15, 1933, attempt on then-President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life the previous month, died today at a Miami hospital at age 59, two days after FDR took office.
Gunman Giuseppe Zangara pleaded guilty to Cermak’s murder and was put to death in the electric chair just two weeks later on March 20, 1933.