Video: 'The Wiz Original Cast Album' (17-video playlist)
(Sunday, January 5, 1975) — The Wiz, a musical version of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an all-black cast, opened tonight on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre, with Geoffrey Holder as director and starring Stephanie Mills as Dorothy.
(Saturday, January 5, 1985) — “Sea of Love” by The Honeydrippers peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, January 5, 1985) — “We Belong” by Pat Benatar peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Nellie Tayloe Ross Documentary Trailer'
(Monday, January 5, 1925) — Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office today as America’s first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election.