Daily Archives: March 23, 2013

Reagan proposes Space Age defensive arms 30 years ago this hour (1983)


Video: 'National Security: President Reagans Address on Defense and National Security 3/23/83'

(Wednesday, March 23, 1983, 8 p.m. EST; during the Cold War) — U.S. President Ronald Reagan first proposed developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles — an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars.” Continue reading Reagan proposes Space Age defensive arms 30 years ago this hour (1983)

‘Chicago’ wins Best Picture at 75th Academy Awards 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: '2002 Oscar Winners'

(Sunday, March 23, 2003, 8:00 p.m. EST)Chicago won six Oscars tonight at the 75th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Roman Polanski won Best Director and Adrien Brody won Best Actor for The Pianist and Nicole Kidman won Best Actress for The Hours. Continue reading ‘Chicago’ wins Best Picture at 75th Academy Awards 10 years ago this hour (2003)

Paul McCartney performs in Parramatta, Australia 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - I Wanna Be Your Man (Soundcheck)'

(Tuesday, March 23, 1993) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed again today at Parramatta Stadium in Parramatta, Australia, during the Oceania leg of his The New World Tour, recording “I Wanna Be Your Man” during a pre-show soundcheck for his Paul Is Live! album and Paul Is Live – The New World Tour video.

McCord letter reveals ‘political pressure’ on Watergate defendants 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: Mar. 23, 1973 (at 4:32)

(Friday, March 23, 1973; during the Watergate scandal) — Before sentencing a group of Watergate break-in defendants today, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr. which said there had been “political pressure” to “plead guilty and remain silent.” Continue reading McCord letter reveals ‘political pressure’ on Watergate defendants 40 years ago today (1973)

McCartney/Wings release ‘My Love/The Mess’ single 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Paul McCartney & Wings - My Love [High Quality]'

(Friday, March 23, 1973) — Paul McCartney & Wings released “My Love”/”The Mess,” the first single from their forthcoming album Red Rose Speedway, today in the UK (it was released Apr. 9, 1973, in the U.S.). Continue reading McCartney/Wings release ‘My Love/The Mess’ single 40 years ago today (1973)