March

 

March 1, 1445 – Botticelli was born in Florence, Italy

March 1, 1711 – “The Spectator” begins publishing (London)

March 1, 1864 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)

March 1, 1869 – Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time

March 1, 1890 – 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published

March 1, 1928 – Paul Whiteman & orchestra record “Ol’ Man River” for Victor Records

March 1, 1940 – Richard Wright’s novel “Native Son” is published

March 1, 1941 – Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics

March 1, 1941 – 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn

March 1, 1942 – J Milton Cage Jr’s “Imaginary Landscape No 3” premieres in Chicago

March 1, 1957 – “Ziegfeld Follies of 1957” opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances

March 1, 1969 – After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts

March 1, 1969 – Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

March 1, 1970 – Charles Manson’s album “Lie” is released

March 1, 1972 – David Rabe’s “Sticks & Bones” premieres in NYC

March 1, 1975 – Eagles’ “Best of My Love” reaches #1

March 1, 1975 – 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win

March 1, 1975 – Eagles’ “Best of My Love” reaches #1

March 1, 1975 – Colour television transmissions begin in Australia

March 1, 1976 – 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win

March 1, 1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

March 1, 1978 – “Timbuktu!” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances

March 1, 1979 – “Sweeney Todd” opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances

March 1, 1981 – Duke Ellington’s musical “Sophisticated Ladies” opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

March 1, 1994 – 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins

March 1, 1995 – 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

March 1, 2003 – 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

March 1, 2014 – 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins

March 1, 2017 – Gustav Klimt’s painting “Bauerngarten” sells for $59.3m in London

March 2, 1717 – The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.

March 2, 1789 – Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

March 2, 1825 – 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC

March 2, 1831 – John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

March 2, 1904 – Gabriele d’Annunzio’s “La figlia di Iorio” premieres in Milan

March 2, 1907 – Georges Feydeaus’ “La Puce à l’Oreille” premieres in Paris

March 2, 1920 – Karel Capék’s “Loupeznik” premieres in Prague

March 2, 1933 – “King Kong” starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC

March 2, 1942 – 14th Academy Awards: “How Green was My Valley”, Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

March 2, 1944 – 16th Academy Awards: “Casablanca”, Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win

March 2, 1955 – William Inge’s “Bus Stop” premieres in NYC

March 2, 1961 – “13 Daughters” opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances

March 2, 1964 – Beatles begin filming “Hard Days Night”, Harrison meets Patti Boyd

March 2, 1965 – “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Best Picture 1966)

March 2, 1967 – 9th Grammy Awards: “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra wins best record, “Michele” by The Beatles best song

March 2, 1968 – Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB)

March 2, 1969 – Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony

March 2, 1974 – 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record – “Killing Me Softly”, Stevie Wonder Best Album – “Innervisions”

March 2, 1976 – “Bubbling Brown Sugar” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances

March 2, 1976 – Holgate, Kemp & Lopez’ musical premieres in NYC

March 2, 1977 – Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award

March 2, 1983 – Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced

March 2, 1988 – 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley

March 2, 1989 – Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

March 2, 1994 – Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

March 2, 1995 – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opens at Virginia Theater NYC

March 2, 2005 – The FBI introduces their new Art Crime Team

March 2, 2007 – 38th NAACP Image Awards: “The Pursuit of Happyness” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 2, 2014 – 86th Academy Awards: “12 Years a Slave,” Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win

March 3, 1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza

March 3, 1794 – 1st performance of Joseph Haydn’s 101st Symphony in D

March 3, 1842 – 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s 3rd “Scottish” Symphony

March 3, 1864 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)

March 3, 1873 – US Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” books through the mail

March 3, 1875 – Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” premieres (Paris)

March 3, 1918 – Richard Goering’s “Seeschlacht” premieres in Berlin

March 3, 1931 – “Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution

March 3, 1931 – Cab Calloway records “Minnie Moocher” (Jazz’s 1st million seller)

March 3, 1933 – NYC premiere of “King Kong” starring Fay Wray

March 3, 1940 – Artie Shaw records “Frenesi” on RCA Victor label

March 3, 1943 – F Ryerson & Cohn Claues’ “Harriet” premieres in NYC

March 3, 1944 – 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber’s 2nd Symphony

March 3, 1955 – Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show “Louisiana Hayride”

March 3, 1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st hit in Billboard’s top 10: “Heartbreak Hotel”

March 3, 1957 – Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones (GRB)

March 3, 1965 – The Temptations’ “My Girl” reaches #1

March 3, 1966 – Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

March 3, 1966 – James Goldman’s “Lion in Winter” premieres in NYC

March 3, 1975 – “Goodtime Charley” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

March 3, 1975 – 1st People’s Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

March 3, 1985 – “Moonlighting” with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

March 3, 1994 – “Damn Yankees” opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances

March 3, 2002 – 33rd NAACP Image Awards: “Ali” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 3, 2006 – 37th NAACP Image Awards: “Crash” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 3, 2010 – “Alice in Wonderland”, inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

March 4, 1830 – Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” premieres in Venice

March 4, 1841 – Dion Boucicault’s “London Assurance” premieres in London

March 4, 1877 – Tchaikovski’s incomplete ballet “Zwanenmeer” premieres in Moscow

March 4, 1880 – NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan

March 4, 1881 – Holmes & Watson begin “A Study in Scarlet”, 1st case together

March 4, 1895 – Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin

March 4, 1905 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Elga” premieres in Berlin

March 4, 1913 – Gabriel Faure’s opera “Penelope” premieres in Monte Carlo

March 4, 1922 – 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

March 4, 1924 – “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny

March 4, 1933 – Henderson, DeSylva & Brown’s “Strike Me Pink” premieres in NYC

March 4, 1937 – 9th Academy Awards: “The Great Ziegfeld”, Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins

March 4, 1943 – 15th Academy Awards: “Mrs. Miniver”, James Cagney & Greer Garson win

March 4, 1966 – John Lennon says “We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus”

March 4, 1967 – Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)

March 4, 1968 – 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

March 4, 1973 – 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America

March 4, 1974 – David Hares’ “Knuckle” premieres in London

March 4, 1976 – 2nd People’s Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

March 4, 1993 – “Goodbye Girl” opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances

March 4, 2000 – 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

March 4, 2006 – 26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins

March 4, 2006 – 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny’s Child & John Legend win

March 4, 2011 – 42nd NAACP Image Awards: “For Colored Girls” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 5, 1750 – 1st American Shakespearean production-“altered” Richard III, NYC

March 5, 1807 – 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B

March 5, 1856 – Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire

March 5, 1868 – Arrigo Boito’s opera “Mefistofele” premieres in Milan

March 5, 1899 – 1st performance of Edward MacDowell’s 2nd Concerto in D

March 5, 1907 – 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired

March 5, 1910 – Ramon Inclan’s “La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon” premieres

March 5, 1922 – “Nosferatu” premieres in Berlin

March 5, 1928 – Karl Zuckmayer’s “Der Hauptmann von Köpenick” premieres in Berlin

March 5, 1936 – 8th Academy Awards: “Mutiny on the Bounty”, Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

March 5, 1942 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 7th Symphony premieres in Siberia

March 5, 1944 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s 2nd Symphony

March 5, 1952 – Terence Rattigan’s “Deep Blue Sea” premieres in London

March 5, 1953 – 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “The Sound Barrier” Best Film

March 5, 1954 – “Girl in Pink Tights” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances

March 5, 1956 – “King Kong” 1st televised

March 5, 1959 – 16th Golden Globes: The Defiant Ones, David Niven, & Susan Hayward win

March 5, 1960 – Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)

March 5, 1962 – 19th Golden Globes: The Guns of Navarone, Maximilian Schell, & Geraldine Page win

March 5, 1963 – Beatles record “From Me to You” & “Thank You Girl”

March 5, 1963 – 20th Golden Globes: Lawrence of Arabia, Gregory Peck, & Geraldine Page win

March 5, 1965 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s 8th Symphony

March 5, 1966 – 11th Eurovision Song Contest: Udo Jurgens for Austria wins singing “Merci, Cherie” in Luxembourg

March 5, 1967 – WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

March 5, 1969 – Joe Orton’s “What the Butler Saw” premieres in London

March 5, 1970 – Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC

March 5, 1970 – “Airport” based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

March 5, 1971 – “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin is first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones.

March 5, 1974 – “Candide” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances

March 5, 1975 – 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

March 5, 1977 – 3rd People’s Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

March 5, 1978 – “Hello, Dolly!” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances

March 5, 1981 – Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)

March 5, 1985 – 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “The Killing Fields” Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director

March 5, 1995 – 21st People’s Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne win (TV)

March 5, 2006 – 78th Academy Awards: “Crash”, Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win

March 6, 1475 – Michelangelo was born in Caprese near Arezzo, Republic of Florence (present-day Tuscany, Italy)

March 6, 1808 – 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard

March 6, 1831 – Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy

March 6, 1831 – Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “La Sonnambula” premieres in Milan

March 6, 1838 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Weh dem, der Lugt” premieres in Vienna

March 6, 1851 – Dion Boucicault’s “Love in a Maze” premieres in London

March 6, 1853 – Giuseppe Verdi’s Opera “La Traviata” premieres in Venice

March 6, 1909 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Griselda” premieres in Vienna

March 6, 1922 – GB Shaw’s “Back to Methusaleh III/IV” premieres in NYC

March 6, 1933 – Maxwell Anderson’s “Both your Houses” premieres in NYC

March 6, 1934 – Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif’s “Yellowjacket” premieres in NYC

March 6, 1940 – 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC

March 6, 1945 – Federico Garcia Lorca’s “La Casa” premieres in Buenos Aires

March 6, 1955 – Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts’ “Waiting for Godot”

March 6, 1959 – 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win

March 6, 1967 – 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

March 6, 1970 – Beatles release “Let it Be” in UK

March 6, 1974 – “Over Here” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances

March 6, 1976 – Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

March 6, 1980 – Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 1st time

March 6, 1980 – Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC

March 6, 1980 – French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)

March 6, 1983 – “On Your Toes” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances

March 6, 1985 – Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of “The King & I”

March 6, 1986 – Georgia O’Keeffe died at age 98 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

March 6, 1986 – Ken Ludwig’s “Lend me a Tenor” premieres in London

March 6, 1995 – 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

March 6, 1996 – 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows

March 6, 1997 – Picasso’s painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later

March 6, 2004 – 35th NAACP Image Awards: “The Fighting Temptations” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 6, 2010 – 30th Golden Raspberry Awards: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen wins

March 7, 1824 – Meyerbeers opera “Il Crociati in Egitto” premieres in Venice

March 7, 1854 – Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes

March 7, 1872 – Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands

March 7, 1896 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s last operette “Grand Duke” premieres in London

March 7, 1917 – 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company (“Dixie Jazz Band One Step,” one side “Livery Stable Blues” other)

March 7, 1918 – H Carroll & J McCarthy’s musical “Oh, Look!” premieres in NYC

March 7, 1939 – Glamour magazine begins publishing

March 7, 1939 – Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record “Auld Lang Syne”

March 7, 1946 – “Three to Make Ready” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances

March 7, 1946 – Max Frisch’ “Santa Cruz” premieres in Zurich

March 7, 1946 – 18th Academy Awards: “The Lost Weekend” Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

March 7, 1951 – Lillian Hellman’s “Autumn Garden” premieres in NYC

March 7, 1955 – 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win

March 7, 1955 – Mary Martin as “Peter Pan” televised

March 7, 1959 – “Bells Are Ringing” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances

March 7, 1962 – Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

March 7, 1966 – “Wait A Minim!” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances

March 7, 1967 – Clark Gesner’s musical “You’re a Good Man” premieres in NYC

March 7, 1968 – The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television

March 7, 1970 – Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)

March 7, 1979 – 5th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

March 7, 1994 – 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top

March 7, 1994 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use

March 7, 1996 – 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)

March 7, 2010 – 82nd Academy Awards: “The Hurt Locker”, Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

March 7, 2013 – Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature

March 8, 1813 – 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic

March 8, 1884 – 1st performance of Edward MacDowell’s 2nd Piano suite

March 8, 1898 – Richard Straus’ “Don Quixote” premieres in Keulen

March 8, 1902 – 1st performance of Jean Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony

March 8, 1939 – Lenore Coffee & William Joyce Cowan’s “Family Portrait” premieres

March 8, 1945 – “Kiss Me Kate” opens in Britain

March 8, 1957 – 1st performance of David Diamond’s 6th Symphony in Boston

March 8, 1959 – Groucho, Chico, and Harpo’s final TV appearance together

March 8, 1960 – “Greenwillow” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances

March 8, 1961 – Jean Kerr’s “Mary, Mary” premieres in NYC

March 8, 1962 – Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform “Dream Baby” on BBC)

March 8, 1971 – Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner”

March 8, 1978 – The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4

March 8, 1980 – 6th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

March 8, 1980 – The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union

March 8, 1985 – Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)

March 8, 1989 – “Heidi Chronicles” opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances

March 8, 1994 – 20th People’s Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)

March 8, 1997 – 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win

March 8, 1998 – The Screen Actors Guild award Gloria Stuart (Old Rose in “Titanic”) with their Founders Award

March 8, 2003 – 34th NAACP Image Awards: “Antwone Fisher” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 9, 1640 – Pierre Corneilles “Horace,” premieres in Paris

March 9, 1689 – Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance

March 9, 1842 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Nabucco” premieres in Milan

March 9, 1844 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Hernani” premieres in Venice

March 9, 1849 – Carl Nikolais opera “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” premieres

March 9, 1868 – The opera “Hamlet” premieres in Paris

March 9, 1897 – Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler’s 3rd Symphony (Berlin)

March 9, 1907 – Lady Gregory’s “Rising of the Moon” premieres in Dublin

March 9, 1922 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Hairy Ape” premieres in NYC

March 9, 1923- Elmer Rice’s “Adding Machine” premieres in NYC

March 9, 1929 – Marcel Pagnol’s “Marius” premieres in Paris

March 9, 1959 – “Juno” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances

March 9, 1959 – Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York

March 9, 1961 – Supremes release “I Want A Guy” & “Never Again”

March 9, 1963 – Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

March 9, 1968 – 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper’s wins 4

March 9, 1978 – Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov

March 9, 1981 – 7th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

March 9, 1983 – Caryl Churchill’s “Fen” premieres in London

March 9, 1984 – John Lennon single “Borrowed Time” released posthumously

March 9, 1993 – 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

March 10, 1888 – 1st performance of Caesar Franck’s “Psyche”

March 10, 1902 – A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

March 10, 1903 – Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine

March 10, 1906 – 1st performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Sonatine”

March 10, 1914 – Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby’s painting Venus of Velasquez

March 10, 1922 – KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

March 10, 1938 – 10th Academy Awards: “The Life of Emile Zola”, Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

March 10, 1940 – 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci

March 10, 1948 – 5th Golden Globes: Gentleman’s Agreement, Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win

March 10, 1959 – Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth” premieres in NYC

March 10, 1960 – 17th Golden Globes: Ben-Hur, Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

March 10, 1964 – Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of “The Sound of Silence” at Columbia Studios in New York City

March 10, 1970 – Barbra Streisand records “The Singer” & “I Can Do It”

March 10, 1975 – “The Rocky Horror Show” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances

March 10, 1978 – “The Incredible Hulk”, starring Bill Bixby as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, premieres on CBS

March 10, 1982 – 8th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

March 10, 1990 – 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally

March 10, 1990 – Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)

March 10, 1996 – 22nd People’s Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

March 10, 1997 – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network

March 10, 2000 – 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards – General Hospital wins

March 10, 2007 – 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

March 10, 2015 – The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

March 11, 1851 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” premieres in Venice

March 11, 1867 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Don Carlos” premieres in Paris

March 11, 1924 – Eden Phillpotts’ “Farmer’s Wife” premieres in London

March 11, 1927 – Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)

March 11, 1959 – “Raisin in the Sun”, 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens

March 11, 1959 – 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing “Een beetje” in Cannes

March 11, 1964 – 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win

March 11, 1967 – Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)

March 11, 1968 – Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet

March 11, 1968 – Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for ” Dock of the Bay”

March 11, 1970 – 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win

March 11, 1983 – Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)

March 11, 1983 – 9th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV)

March 11, 1990 – 16th People’s Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

March 11, 1991 – 17th People’s Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

March 11, 1991 – Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

March 11, 1997 – Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space

March 11, 1997 – Beatle Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

March 12, 1572 – Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes “Os Lusíados” in Portugal

March 12, 1794 – Theatre Royal in London’s Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt

March 12, 1832 – The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris

March 12, 1857 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Simon Boccanegra” premieres in Venice

March 12, 1896 – 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

March 12, 1897 – Vincent d’Indy’s opera “Fervaal” premieres in Brussells

March 12, 1912 – Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

March 12, 1919 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Augustus Does His Bit” premieres in NYC

March 12, 1934 – Paul Hindemith’s “Mathis der Maler” premieres in Berlin

March 12, 1945 – The Vienna State Opera is set on fire by wartime bombardment

March 12, 1954 – 1st performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Moses und Aaron”

March 12, 1958 – 3rd Eurovision Song Contest: Andre Claveau for France wins singing “Dors, mon amour” in Hilversum

March 12, 1963 – Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

March 12, 1964 – 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Streisand wins 2

March 12, 1964 – S. N. Behrman’s play “But for Whom Charlie” premieres in NYC

March 12, 1966 – Love’s 1st album released “Love”

March 12, 1969 – 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins

March 12, 1981 – Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Marry Me a Little,” premieres in NYC

March 12, 1985 – 11th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

March 12, 1987 – “Les Miserables” opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances

March 12, 1989 – 15th People’s Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

March 12, 1991 – 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win

March 12, 1993 – Entertainment Tonight’s 3,000th show

March 12, 1995 – Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)

March 12, 2012 – “Hunger Games” directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

March 13, 1772 – Gotthold Lessing’s “Emilia Calotti” premieres in Brunswick

March 13, 1790 – John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia

March 13, 1797 – Cherubini’s opera “Medée” premieres in Paris

March 13, 1846 – Friedrich Hebbel’s “Maria Magdalena” premieres in Königsberg

March 13, 1852 – Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly

March 13, 1911 – Ivan Caryll’s musical “Pink Lady” premieres in NYC

March 13, 1922 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Back to Methusaleh V” premieres in NYC

March 13, 1923 – Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)

March 13, 1928 – Rudolph Friml’s musical “Three Musketeers” premieres in NYC

March 13, 1947 – “Brigadoon” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances

March 13, 1947 – 19th Academy Awards: “Best Years of Our Lives”, De Havilland, March win

March 13, 1963 – Hindemith & Wilder’s opera “Long Christmas Dinner” premieres in NYC

March 13, 1965 Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

March 13, 1968 – Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK

March 13, 1972 – 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win

March 13, 1973 – “Irene” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances

March 13, 1973 – Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC

March 13, 1975 – Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year” premieres in NYC

March 13, 1982 – Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)

March 13, 1986 – 12th People’s Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)

March 13, 1987 – Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)

March 13, 1988 – 14th People’s Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

March 13, 1995 – 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

March 13, 2012 – Encyclopedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopedia

March 13, 2014 – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

March 14, 1840 – Jose Zorilla’s “El Zapatero y el Rey” premieres in Madrid

March 14, 1847 – Premiere of Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence

March 14, 1864 – Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” premieres in Paris

March 14, 1875 – Smetana’s “Vysehrad” premieres

March 14, 1885 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera “Mikado” premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre

March 14, 1901 – 1st performance of Anton Bruckner’s 6th Symphony in A

March 14, 1903 – WB Yeats & Lady Gregory’s “Hour-glass” premieres in Dublin

March 14, 1931 – 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)

March 14, 1956 – Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder

March 14, 1958 – RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como’s Catch A Falling Star)

March 14, 1958 – Recording Industry Association of American created

March 14, 1980 – Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay

March 14, 1987 – 13th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

March 14, 1990 – 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

March 14, 1991 – Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)

March 14, 1993 – 3,000th performance of “Nunsense”

March 15, 1885 – 1st performance of Caesar Franck’s “Lesson Djinns”

March 15, 1908 – 1st performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Rapsodie Espagnole”

March 15, 1945 – Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

March 15, 1945 – 17th Academy Awards: “Going My Way”, Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

March 15, 1948 – Sir Laurence Olivier appears on the cover of LIFE magazine

March 15, 1950 – Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera “Consul” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances

March 15, 1956 – “My Fair Lady” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances

March 15, 1966 – 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Streisand

March 15, 1968 – LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”

March 15, 1970 – Gary Geld & Peter Udell’s “Purlie” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances

March 15, 1972 – “The Godfather”, based on the book by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Best Picture 1973)

March 15, 1977 – “Eight is Enough” premieres on ABC-TV

March 15, 1984 – 10th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

March 15, 1987 – “Starlight Express” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances

March 15, 1989 – “Les Miserables” opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto

March 15, 1994 – 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

March 15, 2017 – Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film “Beauty and the Beast” for Malaysian censors and pulls film

March 16, 1850 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in Boston

March 16, 1894 – Jules Massenet’s opera “Thaïs” premieres in Paris

March 16, 1896 – Premiere of Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”

March 16, 1897 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “The Adventure of The Devil’s Foot”

March 16, 1916 – James Barries’ “Kiss for Cinderella” premieres in London

March 16, 1919 – Frank Wedekind’s “Elius Erweckung” premieres in Hamburg

March 16, 1923 – Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Der Unbestechliche” premieres in Vienna

March 16, 1934 6th Academy Awards: “Cavalcade”, Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins

March 16, 1938 – Noel Coward’s musical “Operette” premieres in London

March 16, 1941 – National Gallery of Art opens in Washington, D.C.

March 16, 1949 – 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win

March 16, 1950 – 1st annual National Book Awards

March 16, 1957 – 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win

March 16, 1961 – 18th Golden Globes: Spartacus, Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win

March 16, 1971 – 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win

March 16, 1974 – 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville

March 17, 1804 – Friedrich Schiller’s play “Wilhelm Tell” premieres

March 17, 1901 – A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation

March 17, 1924 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Welded” premieres in NYC

March 17, 1926 – Richard Rodgers & L Hart’s musical “Girl Friend” premieres in NYC

March 17, 1943 – F Hugh Herbert’s “Kiss & Tell” premieres in NYC

March 17, 1956 – 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win

March 17, 1960 – One of the 1st French New Wave films “Breathless” directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France

March 17, 1965 – Beatles announce their film is named “8 Arms to Hold on to You” (Help)

March 17, 1978 – Ligeti’s opera “Le Grand Macabre” premieres in Stockholm

March 17, 1979 – Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR

March 17, 1991 – 44th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “Goodfellas” Best Film, Martin Scorsese Best Director

March 17, 1992 – “Death & the Maiden” opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances

March 17, 1992 – 18th People’s Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

March 17, 1993 – 19th People’s Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

March 17, 2017 – Live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast” directed by Bill Condon and starring Emily Watson opens

March 18, 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” premieres in London

March 18, 1810 – “Converse”, 1st US opera, premieres in NY

March 18, 1902 – Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

March 18, 1902 – Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” premieres in Vienna

March 18, 1904 – First performance of Edward Elgar’s “In the South (Alassio)”

March 18, 1929 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s “The new Babylon” premieres in Leningrad

March 18, 1948 – Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

March 18, 1960 – 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing “Tom Pillibi” in London

March 18, 1961 – 6th Eurovision Song Contest: Jean-Claude Pascal for Luxembourg wins “Nous les amoureux” in Cannes

March 18, 1962 – 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing “Un premier amour” in Luxembourg

March 18, 1963 – “Tovarich” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances

March 18, 1965 – “Do I Hear a Waltz?” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances

March 18, 1967 – Beatles’ “Penny Lane” single goes #1

March 18, 1973 – “Seesaw” opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances

March 18, 1977 – The Clash release their first recording “White Riot”

March 18, 1990 – Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen

March 18, 1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

March 18, 1993 – “Sisters Rosensweig” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances

March 19, 1799 – Joseph Haydn’s “Die Schopfung” premieres in Vienna

March 19, 1803 – Friedrich Schiller’s “Die Braut von Messina” premieres in Weimar

March 19, 1859 – Opera “Faust” by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris

March 19, 1864 – Opera “Mireille” premieres in Paris

March 19, 1870 – The opera “Guarany” premieres in Milan

March 19, 1906 – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s “Quattro Rusteghi” premieres in Munich

March 19, 1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

March 19, 1941 – Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record “Green Eyes” & “Maria Elena”

March 19, 1944 – Tippett’s oratorium “Child of Our Time” premieres in London

March 19, 1951 – Herman Wouk’s “Caine Mutiny” published

March 19, 1953 – Tennessee Williams’ “Camino Real” premieres in NYC

March 19, 1953 – 25th Academy Awards: “Greatest Show on Earth”, Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)

March 19, 1959 – “1st Impressions” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances

March 19, 1962 – “All American” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

March 19, 1964 – Sean Connery’s 1st day of shooting on “Goldfinger”

March 19, 1974 – Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour

March 19, 1985 – “Spin Magazine” begins publishing

March 19, 1989 – Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)

March 19, 1993 – Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)

March 19, 1997 – Willem de Kooning died at age 92 in East Hampton, New York, United States

March 19, 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

March 20, 1828 -Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, often called the “father of modern drama”, is born in Skien, Norway

March 20, 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published (Boston)

March 20, 1888 – Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure “A Scandal in Bohemia”

March 20, 1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Captain Brassbound’s Conversion” premieres in London

March 20, 1911 – Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC

March 20, 1948 – 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS

March 20, 1948 – 20th Academy Awards: “Gentleman’s Agreement”, Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win

March 20, 1952 – 24th Academy Awards: “An American in Paris”, Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win

March 20, 1954 – “King & I” closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances

March 20, 1963 – 1st “Pop Art” exhibition (NYC)

March 20, 1965 – 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing “Poupee de cire, poupee de son” in Naples

March 20, 1967 – The Supremes release “The Happening”

March 20, 1982 – Joan Jett & Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” goes #1 for 7 wks

March 20, 1987 – Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

March 20, 1991 – Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

March 20, 1994 – 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins

March 20, 1995 – Beatles song, “Baby It’s You”, with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st single in more than 30 years

March 20, 1999 – 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn wins

March 20, 2002 – 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O’Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins

March 20, 2004 – 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

March 20, 2012 – Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down

March 21, 1826 – Beethoven’s Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna

March 21, 1859 – Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh

March 21, 1888 – Arthur Pinero’s “Sweet Lavender” premieres in London

March 21, 1921 – Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC

March 21, 1948 – “Stop the Music” with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio

March 21, 1956 – 28th Academy Awards: “Marty”, Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win

March 21, 1957 – Tennessee Williams’ “Orpheus Descending” premieres in NYC

March 21, 1961 – The Beatles’ first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool

March 21, 1964 – Beatles’ “She Loves You” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

March 21, 1964 – 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing “Non ho l’eta” in Copenhagen

March 21, 1966 – US Supreme Court reverses Mass ruling that “Fanny Hill” is obscene

March 21, 1970 – 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel

March 21, 1970 – 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing “All Kinds of Everything” in Amsterdam

March 21, 1980 – On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot

March 21, 1982 – Movie “Annie” premieres

March 21, 1983 – Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled

March 21, 1988 – 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win

March 21, 1990 – “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 149 performances

March 21, 1994 – 66th Academy Awards: “Schindler’s List”, Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

March 21, 1997 – Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)

March 21, 1999 – 71st Academy Awards: “Shakespeare in Love”, Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

March 22, 1895 – Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience

March 22, 1927 – Federico Garcia Lorca’s “El Maleficio” premieres in Madrid

March 22, 1928 – Noel Coward’s musical “This Year of Grace” premieres in London

March 22, 1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld” directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937)

March 22, 1956 – Musical “Mr Wonderful” with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC

March 22, 1962 – “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances

March 22, 1963 – Beatles release 1st album, “Please Please Me”

March 22, 1969 – “Billy” opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance

March 22, 1971 – 6th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson win

March 22, 1975 – “Dinge-competed” wins Eurovision Song festival

March 22, 1986 – Heart’s “These Dreams” single goes #1

March 22, 1990 – “Grapes of Wrath” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances

March 22, 1997 – “Sunset Boulevard” closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances

March 22, 1998 – 18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins

March 22, 2003 – 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Swept Away wins

March 23, 1743 – George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres in London

March 23, 1782 – “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is published by Durand Neveu

March 23, 1840 – Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)

March 23, 1896 – Umberto Giordano’s opera “Andrea Chénier” premieres in Milan

March 23, 1933 – Kroll Opera in Berlin opens

March 23, 1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS

March 23, 1949 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Detective Story” premieres in NYC

March 23, 1950 – 22nd Academy Awards: “All The King’s Men”, Broderick Crawford and Olivia de Havilland win

March 23, 1963 – 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing “Dansevise” in London

March 23, 1984 – World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada

March 23, 1985 – Julian Lennon’s 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)

March 23, 1986 – 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins

March 23, 1987 – Soap “Bold & Beautiful” premieres

March 23, 1995 – “How To Succeed in Business…” opens at R Rodgers NYC for 548 performances

March 23, 1997 – 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins

March 23, 1998 – 70th Academy Awards: “Titanic”, Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win

March 23, 1999 – “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin released – goes on to sell over 8 million copies

March 23, 2002 – 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Freddy Got Fingered wins

March 23, 2003 – 75th Academy Awards: “Chicago,” Adrien Brody & Nicole Kidman win

March 23, 2007 – After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

March 23, 2016 – GPR investigation of Shakespeare’s tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard’s skull probably has been stolen

March 24, 1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

March 24, 1890 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge”

March 24, 1913 – Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC

March 24, 1932 – 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)

March 24, 1935 – Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

March 24, 1937 – National Gallery of Art established by US Congress

March 24, 1941 – Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

March 24, 1941 – Richard Wright & Paul Green’s “Native Son” premieres in NYC

March 24, 1949 – 21st Academy Awards: “Hamlet”, Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win

March 24, 1955 – Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens for 694 performances

March 24, 1960 – US appeals court rules novel “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” not obscene

March 24, 1962 – Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

March 24, 1980 – Capitol Records releases rare Beatles tracks

March 24, 1985 – 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins

March 24, 1986 – 58th Academy Awards: “Out of Africa”, William Hurt & Geraldine Page win

March 24, 1987 – 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

March 24, 1991 – 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can’t Do It wins

March 24, 1992 – “Jake’s Women” opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances

March 24, 1994 – “Carousel” opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances

March 24, 1996 – 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins

March 24, 1997 – 69th Academy Awards: “The English Patient”, Geoffrey Rush & Brenda Bleythn win

March 24, 2001 – 21st Golden Raspberry Awards: Battlefield Earth wins

March 24, 2002 – 74th Academy Awards: “A Beautiful Mind”, Denzel Washington & Halle Berry (first woman of colour) win

March 25, 1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet “The Necessity of Atheism”

March 25, 1852 – Friedrich Hebbel’s “Agnes Bernauer” premieres in Munich

March 25, 1857 – Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse

March 25, 1913 – Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn

March 25, 1939 – Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

March 25, 1943 – Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

March 25, 1946 – 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “Ebony Concerto”

March 25, 1951 – 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win

March 25, 1954 – 26th Academy Awards: “From Here to Eternity” best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress

March 25, 1954 – RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)

March 25, 1955 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” as obscene

March 25, 1960 – DH Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” ruled not obscene (NYC)

March 25, 1961 – “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

March 25, 1966 – Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the “Yesterday & Today” album which is later pulled

March 25, 1967 – The Turtle’s “Happy Together” goes #1

March 25, 1969 – John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

March 25, 1971 – Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold

March 25, 1972 – America’s LP “America” goes #1

March 25, 1972 – 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing “Apres toi” in Edinburgh

March 25, 1973 – 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win

March 25, 1974 – Barbra Streisand records the album “Butterfly”

March 25, 1974 – 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win

March 25, 1976 – “My Fair Lady” opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances

March 25, 1982 – 1st broadcast of “Cagney & Lacey” on CBS-TV

March 25, 1985 – 57th Academy Awards: “Amadeus”, F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

March 25, 1990 – 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

March 25, 1991 – 63rd Academy Awards: “Dances with Wolves”, Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

March 25, 1996 – 68th Academy Awards: “Braveheart”, Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win

March 25, 1996 – Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)

March 25, 1999 – 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win

March 25, 2000 – 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: Wild Wild West wins

March 25, 2001 – 73rd Academy Awards: “Gladiator”, Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win

March 25, 2005 – 36th NAACP Image Awards: “Ray” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 25, 2004 – “The King’s” Jewels Stolen from Las Vegas Elvis-A-Rama Museum

March 26, 1484 – William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables

March 26, 1824 – 1st performance of Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”

March 26, 1885 – Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film

March 26, 1924 – Premiere of Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” in London

March 26, 1938 – NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson’s 3rd Symphony

March 26, 1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett” becomes the #1 record in US

March 26, 1958 – 30th Academy Awards-“The Bridge on the River Kwai” best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

March 26, 1964 – “Funny Girl” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances

March 26, 1967 – 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win

March 26, 1971 – “Benny Hill Show” tops TV ratings

March 26, 1973 – TV Soap “The Young & the Restless” premieres on CBS

March 26, 1975 – “Tommy” premieres in London

March 26, 1977 – Elvis Costello releases his 1st record “Less Than Zero”

March 26, 1980 – Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)

March 26, 1982 – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release “Ebony & Ivory” in the UK

March 26, 1990 – 62nd Academy Awards: “Driving Miss Daisy”, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

March 26, 1990 – Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

March 26, 1991 – Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner” premieres in London

March 26, 1995 – 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins

March 26, 2000 – 72nd Academy Awards: “American Beauty”, Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

March 26, 2005 – “Doctor Who” returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose

March 27, 1808 – Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Schopfung” premieres in Vienna

March 27, 1931 – Charlie Chaplin receives France’s distinguished Legion of Honor

March 27, 1940 – “Rebecca” based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)

March 27, 1943 – Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

March 27, 1945 – Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record “It’s Only a Paper Moon

March 27, 1948 – Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

March 27, 1950 – Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner’s solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

March 27, 1951 – Frank Sinatra records “I’m a Fool to Want You”

March 27, 1952 – Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records

March 27, 1952 – “Singin’ in the Rain”, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released

March 27, 1955 – 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win

March 27, 1955 – Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

March 27, 1957 – 29th Academy Awards: “Around World in 80 Days”, Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win

March 27, 1958 – CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records

March 27, 1962 – Ann Jellicoe’s play “Knack” premieres in London

March 27, 1969 – Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston

March 27, 1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album “Sentimental Journey”

March 27, 1973 – 45th Academy Awards: “The Godfather”, Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

March 27, 1978 – Bob Fosse’s “Dancin'” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances

March 27, 1981 – John Lennon single “Watching the Wheels” released posthumously in UK

March 27, 1983 – Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” premieres in NYC

March 27, 1984 – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe’s “Starlight Express” premieres

March 27, 1986 – Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking

March 27, 1988 – Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)

March 27, 1989 – 1st African American soap opera, “Generations” premieres on NBC-TV

March 27, 1992 – Bruce Springsteen releases “Human Touch” & “Lucky Town”

March 27, 1994 – Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)

March 27, 1995 – 67th Academy Awards: “Forrest Gump”, Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

March 28, 1794 – Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)

March 28, 1844 – Jose Zorilla’s “Don Juan Tenorio” premieres in Madrid

March 28, 1859 – 1st performance of John Brahms’ 1st Serenade for orchestra

March 28, 1871 – SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine

March 28, 1896 – The opera “Andrea Chenier” is produced (Milan)

March 28, 1917 – Puccini’s “La Rondine” premieres in Monte Carlo

March 28, 1927 – Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC

March 28, 1939 – Philip Barry’s “Philadelphia Story” premieres in NYC

March 28, 1944 – Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking

March 28, 1948 – 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win

March 28, 1953 – 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win

March 28, 1954 – 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win

March 28, 1971 – 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win

March 28, 1977 – 49th Academy Awards: “Rocky”, Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

March 28, 1979 – Lazarus & Vosburgh’s “Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine” premieres

March 28, 1985 – Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” premieres in NYC

March 28, 1985 – Marc Chagall died at age 97 in Saint Paul de Vence, France

March 28, 1992 – 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal

March 28, 1993 – 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins

March 29, 1795 – Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna

March 29, 1827 – 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna

March 29, 1860 – Dion Boucicault’s “Colleen Bawn” premieres in NYC

March 29, 1871 – Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London

March 29, 1879 – Tsjaikovski’s opera “Jevgeni Onegin,” premieres in Moscow

March 29, 1941 – 1st performance of Benjamin Britten’s “Requiem Symphony”

March 29, 1951 – “King & I” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances

March 29, 1951 – 23rd Academy Awards: “All About Eve”, Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

March 29, 1959 – “Some Like It Hot”, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

March 29, 1960 – Darius Milhaud’s 9th Symphony, premieres

March 29, 1969 – 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain (“Vivo cantando”), Lulu of United Kingdom (“Boom Bang-a-Bang”), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands (“De troubadour”), and Frida Boccara of France (“Un jour, un enfant”) all win in Madrid

March 29, 1974 – Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi’an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard tomb of China’s 1st emperor Qin Shi Huang

March 29, 1976 – 48th Academy Awards: “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

March 29, 1982 – 54th Academy Awards: “Chariots of Fire”, Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win

March 29, 1986 – Beatles records officially go on sale in Russia

March 29, 1987 – 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins

March 29, 1989 – I M Pei’s pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris

March 29, 1989 – 61st Academy Awards: “Rainman”, Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win

March 29, 1989 – 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins

March 29, 1992 – 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins

March 29, 1992 – Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)

March 29, 1993 – 65th Academy Awards: “Unforgiven”, Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

March 29, 1993 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

March 29, 1996 – 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men

March 30, 1746 – Spanish painter Francisco Goya, known for his painting The Naked Maja (pictured), is born in Fuendetodos, Aragon

March 30, 1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

March 30, 1853 – Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands

March 30, 1858 – Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

March 30, 1866 – Bedrich Smetana’s “Verkaufte Braut” (Sold Bride) premieres

March 30, 1919 – Paul Claudel’s “Tête d’Or” premieres in Paris

March 30, 1946 – “St Louis Woman” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances

March 30, 1946 – 3rd Golden Globes: The Lost Weekend, Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win

March 30, 1952 – 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win

March 30, 1955 – 27th Academy Awards: “On the Waterfront”, Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win

March 30, 1957 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s 4th Symphony

March 30, 1967 – Cover picture of Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s” is photographed

March 30, 1970-  “Applause” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances

March 30, 1970 – Soap opera “Somerset” premieres

March 30, 1970 – Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green’s musical “Applause” premieres in NYC

March 30, 1972 – “Funny Thing Happened…” opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances

March 30, 1981 – “Chariots of Fire” directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

March 30, 1987 – Vincent van Goghs “Sunflowers” sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)

March 30, 1987 – 59th Academy Awards: “Platoon”, Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win

March 30, 1988 – 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

March 30, 1992 – 64th Academy Awards: “The Silence of the Lambs”, Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

March 30, 1995 – “Arcadia” opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances

March 31, 1796 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Egmont” premieres in Weimar

March 31, 1841 – 1st performance of Robert Schumann’s 1st Symphony in B

March 31, 1883 – 1st performance of Caesar Franck’s “Le Chasseur Maudit”

March 31, 1889 – Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris — Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years

March 31, 1901 – The first issue of Arte Joven (Young Art) was published by Pablo Picasso and his friend, Francisco de Asís Soler

March 31, 1906 – GB Shaw’s German version of “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in Berlin

March 31, 1909 – Gustav Mahler conducts NY Philharmonic for 1st time

March 31, 1923 1st dance marathon (NYC) — Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs

March 31, 1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years

March 31, 1939 – “The Hound of Baskervilles”, starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released

March 31, 1943 – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” premieres in NYC

March 31, 1945 – Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie” premieres in NYC

March 31, 1967 – 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

March 31, 1972 – Official Beatles Fan Club closes down

March 31, 1979 – 24th Eurovision Song Contest: Gali Atari and Milk and Honey for Israel wins singing “Hallelujah” in Jerusalem

March 31, 1981 – 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can’t Stop the Music wins

March 31, 1981 – 53rd Academy Awards: “Ordinary People”, Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win

March 31, 1988 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for “Beloved”

March 31, 1990 – “Carol & Company” starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV

March 31, 1999 – “10 Things I Hate About You”, a modernization of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

 


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