Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

‘Casablanca’ wins Best Picture at 16th Academy Awards 70 years ago this hour (Mar 2 1944)


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(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)

Flack, Wonder are Grammy stars 40 years ago this hour (Mar 2 1974)


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(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.”

The Beatles report for their first motion picture 50 years ago this hour (Mar 2 1964)


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(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)