Video: 'GWEN VERDON- "If My Friends Could See Me Now" on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, March 5, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Gwen Verdon performed “If My Friends Could See Me Now” (from the Broadway musical Sweet Charity) on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Gwen Verdon performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1967)
Video: 'Ghana's Independence Day March 6th, 1957'
(Wednesday, March 6, 1957, starting at midnight GMT) — The British Gold Coast and British Togoland today became the independent state of Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonization. Continue reading Ghana becomes first Sub-Saharan country to gain independence from Britain 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 6 1957)
(Saturday, March 5, 1977) — “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” by Barbra Streisand peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Mar. 5/12/19, 1977).
Video: 'Call President Carter'
(Saturday, March 5, 1977, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Jimmy Carter responded to the complaints, hopes, problems, questions and praise of a cross section of the American public today as he took questions from 42 telephone callers in 26 states on a network radio call-in program moderated by Walter Cronkite. Continue reading Carter discusses problems, policies with telephone callers 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1977)
(Saturday, March 5, 1977) — “Moody Blue” by Elvis Presley peaked at #31 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Second inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson HD Stock Footage'
(Monday, March 5, 1917, at about 12:30 p.m. EST) — President Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana were publicly inaugurated today for second terms of office at the east portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Edward D. White administering oath of office (to Wilson). Continue reading President Wilson, VP Marshall publicly sworn in for second terms 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1917)
(Monday, March 5, 1877, midday local time) — Former Governor Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio was publicly inaugurated today as the 19th President of the United States on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite administering the oath of office. Continue reading Hayes publicly sworn in as 19th U.S. President, Wheeler as 19th VP 140 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1877)
(Saturday, March 5, 1977) — “Kong” by Dickie Goodman peaked at #48 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.