"March 11" "BORN TODAY" \tJohnny Knoxville (45) \tAnthony Davis (23) \tAnton Yelchin (27) \tMelissa Rycroft (33) \tThora Birch (34) \tDavid Anders (35) \tLeToya Luckett (35) \tPaul Wall (35) \tJoel & Benji Madden (37) \tChristopher Rice (38) \tTerrence Howard (47) \tLisa Loeb (48) \tJohn Barrowman (49) \tVinnie Paul (52) \tAlex Kingston (53) \tPeter Berg (54) \tElias Koteas (55) \tThe Lady Chablis (59) \tJoey Buttafuoco (60) \tRob Paulsen (60) \tNina Hagen (61) \tBobby McFerrin (66) \tSam Donaldson (82) \tRupert Murdoch (85) "DIED TODAY" Claude Francois (Born: February 1, 1939 / Died: March 11, 1978) Edmund Sylvers of The Sylvers (Born: January 25, 1957 / Died: March 11, 2004) Betty Hutton (Born: February 26, 1921 / Died: March 11, 2007) Jimmy Greenspoon (Born: February 7, 1948 / Died: March 11, 2015) "MOVIES TODAY" 1933 - Birds in the Spring 1938 - Donald's Better Self 1950 - Homeless Hare https://vimeo.com/12870621 1976 - Robin and Marian 1977 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1983 - Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore 1983 - 10 to Midnight 1983 - Trenchcoat 1988 - Masquerade https://youtu.be/l4RpoT-Lps8 1988 - Off Limits 1988 – Stand and Deliver 1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 - Lightning Jack 1994 - Guarding Tess https://youtu.be/pSIa0ofR-Bg 1994 - The Ref (Hostile Hostages in some countries) "MUSIC TODAY" 1950 - Frankie Laine's "The Cry Of The Wild Goose" hits #1 1959 - Elvis Presley's "A Fool Such As I" is certified gold. 1962 - #1 Billboard Pop Hit - Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby". 1963 - The Rolling Stones recorded five tracks at IBC Recording Studio in London with engineer Glyn Johns, who produced the session, in the hopes of landing a recording contract. 1965 - Tom Jones scored the first of 16 #1 songs in the U.K. with "It's Not Unusual". 1967 - "Yesterday" by the Beatles became the most covered version in history with 446 versions since the Fab Four released it in 1965. As of June, 2014, that number had grown to over 4,000. https://youtu.be/2uneYz201p0 1967 - It was not Planet of the Apes but Planet of the Monkees as the group once again owned the #1 album--More of the Monkees for the fifth week. 1967 - The Supremes reached #1 on the R&B chart with "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone". photothedonrocks.com 1967 - The Supremes registered their ninth career #1 and 11th Top 10 out of their last 12 releases with "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone". 1968 - Three months after his death in a plane crash, the single "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding was certified Gold. 1969 - The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records. 1970 - Crosby, Stills and Nash were named Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. 1970 - Joe South won the Grammy for Song of the Year with "Games People Play". https://youtu.be/nvzGAW4BB34 1970 - The 5th Dimension won Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards with the classic "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In". 1971 - The Partridge Family's "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" is certified gold photo: ultimateclassicrock.com 1972 - Nilsson was also the overall #1 for the fourth week with "Without You", although Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold" was charging from behind (7-2). 1972 - Neil Young's Harvest album made a nice 12-1 move to the top of the Album chart. 1974 - Chicago released the album Chicago VII. 1974 - Three Dog Night released the single 'The Show Must Go On". 1978 - Kate Bush's debut single "Wuthering Heights" went to #1 in the U.K., the first of four weeks at the top. The song was inspired by the Emily Bronte novel and would be covered by Pat Benatar on her excellent Crimes of Passion album. 1978 - The superstar collaboration of James Taylor, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel remained at #1 of the Adult chart for the fifth week with their remake of the Hermans Hermits song "(What A) Wonderful World". 1978 - The "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtrack was the #1 album for the eighth week. 1983 - "You Are" by Lionel Richie remained at #1 for the third week on the Adult Contemporary chart. https://youtu.be/H4tMPGgvBp4 1983 - For the fifth straight week, "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the #1 R&B song. 1985 - Tears for Fears released the single "Everybody Wants To Rule The World". 1985 - Wham! released the single "Everything She Wants" in the United States. 1989 - Mike + the Mechanics had the top AC song for a third week with "The Living Years". 1991 - Extreme released the single "More Than Words". 1991 - Virgin Records coaxed Janet Jackson to leave A&M with a $40 million deal for three albums. 1995 - Madonna once again owned the #1 song for a third week with "Take A Bow". "Creep" by TLC remained strong at #2 with "Candy Rain" by Soul for Real and "Baby" from Brandy edging up a notch. 1995 - II by Boyz II Men moved to #1 on the Album chart, taking over from the Garth Brooks compilation The Hits. 1995 - "Candy Rain" by Soul for Real topped the R&B chart. https://youtu.be/Cx0xzO73Amo 2001 - The Dave Matthews Band had the top album with their solid effort Everyday. "TV/RADIO TODAY" 1962 - The NBC-TV series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color airs part 1 of "The Prince and the Pauper." 1966 - The BBC television show Ready Steady Go was devoted entirely to James Brown. 2000 - Christina Aguilera hosts "2 Hour Tour" on the Disney Channel. The new series (hosted by a different pop star) hopes to help young musicians break into the industry. 2001 - The Wonderful World of Disney airs "Princess of Thieves" (a coming-of-age story about Robin Hood's daughter) on ABC-TV "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS" 1302 - The characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare. 1888 - The "Blizzard of '88" began along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard shutting down communication and transportation lines. More than 400 people died.(March 11-14) 1889 - The California legislature divides Los Angeles County and creates Orange County (the future home of Disneyland) as a separate political entity. It is named for its most famous product ... the orange. 1904 - After 30 years of drilling, the north tunnel under the Hudson River was holed through. The link was between Jersey City, NJ, and New York, NY. 1909 - The first gold medal to a perfect-score bowler was awarded to A.C. Jellison by the American Bowling Congress. 1958 - In the wake of his marriage to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, his second cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis is divorced by his present (second) wife, Jane Mitcham. 1964 - The Golden Globe Awards are presented at the Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Although Hayley Mills is nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (for her performance in Disney's Summer Magic), the award goes to Shirley MacLaine (for her role in Irma la Douce). 1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans. 1970 - At tonight's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Blood Sweat and Tears are nominated for a record 11 awards, but only win three categories, including Album (their self-titled debut). Instead, 5th Dimension's "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" wins Record of the Year, and Song of the Year goes to Joe South's "Games People Play." Crosby Stills and Nash will beat the Best New Artist jinx by remaining popular even after winning the award. https://youtu.be/bxRwo31mvb4 1974 - Albert Grossman, manager of Janis Joplin, is awarded $122,000 from Joplin' insurance policy after a court rules that the singer did indeed die accidentally. 1993 - Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first female attorney general. 1994 - The Supremes received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1997 - Paul McCartney is made a Knight by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. 1998 - The International Astronomical Union issued an alert that said that a mile-wide asteroid could come very close to, and possibly hit, Earth on Oct. 26, 2028. The next day NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that there was no chance the asteroid would hit Earth. 2000 - Joe Diffie marries Theresa Crump at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. Her pet chihuahua, Lobo, serves as the ring bearer 2001 - The Mulan Parade makes its final trip down Hollywood Blvd at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida.