Video: '1944 16th Academy Awards Oscars Jennifer Jones Jack Warner Paul Lukas Charles Coburn Katina Paxinou'
(Thursday, March 2, 1944, 8:00 p.m. PST) — Casablanca won three Oscars today, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 16th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Jennifer Jones (whose 25th birthday it was) received the Best Actress award for The Song of Bernadette while Paul Lukas won Best Actor for Watch on the Rhine. Continue reading ‘Casablanca’ wins Best Picture at 16th Academy Awards 70 years ago this hour (Mar 2 1944)
Video: '16th Grammy Awards 1973' (7 videos)
(Saturday, March 2, 1974, 10:00 p.m. EST) — Stevie Wonder, the blind young singer-songwriter who survived a near-fatal auto accident in the summer of 1973, capped his recording career tonight winning four times at the 16th Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Innervision.
Singer Roberta Flack shared with Wonder the top honors, winning the Song of the Year category with her popular “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”
Video: 'This Is Spinal Tap - Trailer - HQ'
(Friday, March 2, 1984) — This Is Spinal Tap, a rock music mockumentary about the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal musical bands, opened today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ opens in U.S. theaters 30 years ago today (Mar 2 1984)
(Saturday, March 2, 1974) — “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Mar. 2/9/16, 1974).
(Saturday, March 2, 1974) — “Spiders & Snakes” by Jim Stafford peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, March 2, 1974) — “I Love” by Tom T. Hall peaked at #12 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, March 2, 1974) — “Energy Crisis ’74” by Dickie Goodman peaked at #33 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, March 2, 1974) — “Jolene” by Dolly Parton peaked at #60 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It is ranked #219 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Video: 'The Beatles Twist Shout 2009 Remastered Stereo'
(Monday, March 2, 1964) — The Beatles released “Twist and Shout” and “There’s a Place” today in the U.S. as a single on the Tollie label. Continue reading The Beatles release ‘Twist and Shout/There’s a Place’ 50 years ago today (Mar 2 1964)
Video: 'A Hard Day's Night (Full Movie) 1080p [HD] subtitulada' (Mar. 2-9, 1964, filmed train sequences at 2:42-11:47)
(Monday, March 2, 1964, 8:30 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles joined Equity, the actors’ union this morning, only minutes before they began shooting their first film, the as-yet untitled A Hard Day’s Night. Continue reading The Beatles report for their first motion picture 50 years ago this hour (Mar 2 1964)