Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Pat Loud asks husband Bill for a divorce on ‘An American Family’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'An American Family: Divorce'

(Thursday, March 8, 1973, 9:00 p.m. EST) — The first family of reality TV learned the hard lesson of transferring their lives from real to reel when Mrs. Loud asked for a divorce on tonight’s episode of An American Family.

TV Guide and TV Land ranked this episode #71 out the “100 Most Memorable TV Moments of All Time” in 2004.

McCartneys fined for growing marijuana plans on their Scotland farm 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Paul McCartney charged with growing cannabis'

(Thursday, March 8, 1973) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Linda were each fined ¬£100 today after pleading guilty to a charge of growing five cannabis plants on their farm at Campbeltown in Scotland, following a raid by police on Sep. 19, 1972. Continue reading McCartneys fined for growing marijuana plans on their Scotland farm 40 years ago today (1973)