"March 14" "BORN TODAY" \tJamie Bell (1986) \tAnsel Elgort (1994) \tStephen Curry (1988) \tSasha Grey (1988) \tTaylor Hanson (1983) \tChris Klein (1979) \tDaniel Gillies (1976) \tGrace Park (1974) \tMegan Follows (1968) \tElise Neal (1966) \tKevin Williamson (1965) \tTamara Tunie (1959) \tPrince Albert of Monaco (1958) \tAdrian Zmed (1954) \tRick Dees (1950) \tBilly Crystal (1948) \tWolfgang Petersen (1941) \tSir Michael Caine (1933) \tQuincy Jones (1933) "DIED TODAY" Mary Ann Ganser (Born: February 4, 1948 / Died: March 14, 1970) Linda Jones (Born: December 14, 1944 / Died: March 14, 1972) Doc Pomus (Born: June 27, 1925 / Died: March 14, 1991) "MOVIES TODAY" -Check out the clips in the links below - 1929 - The Barn Dance 1975 - The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1979 - Hair https://youtu.be/tC0FRKPuZM4 1980 - Defiance 1986 - Gung Ho 1986 - Crossroads https://youtu.be/OJNl7If64Xg 1997 - Love Jones "MUSIC TODAY" 1958 - The Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA) announced awards for sales. A single selling a million copies would be awarded a Gold disc, a single selling over two million would get a Platinum record. A Gold album would signify sales over 500,000 copies and a Platinum album signified album sales over one million. photo: luigis50sand60svinylcorner.com 1958 - The first Gold record was awarded to Perry Como for his single "Catch A Falling Star". 1960 - Sam Cooke began a tour of the West Indies in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 1960 - For the sixth week, Dinah Washington & Brook Benton had the top R&B song with "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)". 1960 - "The Theme From 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith was on the way to becoming one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, posting its fourth straight week at #1. 1964 - "Java" by Al Hirt led the way on the Adult chart for the fourth week. 1964 - Meet the Beatles! was the #1 album for the fifth consecutive week. 1964 - The Searchers had one of the hottest songs as "Needles And Pins" moved from 75 to 46. 1964 - The Beatles made history by being the first act in the Rock Era to own the top three songs for a week--they were on top for the seventh straight week with "I Want To Hold Your Hand", remained second with "She Loves You" and "Please Please Me" moved to #3. No one has ever been able to match that feat, although the Bee Gees came close in 1978. 1966 - Boise, Idaho's Paul Revere & the Raiders released the single "Kicks". 1969 - Several great songs released on This Day in Rock Music History*. Stevie Wonder released the single "My Cherie Amour". The song debuted on the Singles chart on May 31, 1969. https://youtu.be/ofw_oFbWRlE 1970 - Merle Haggard's "The Fightin' Side Of Me" goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart 1970 - Brook Benton reached #1 on the R&B chart with "Rainy Night In Georgia". 1970 - Simon & Garfunkel remained at #1 for the third week with "Bridge Over Troubled Water". 1981 - Yarbrough & People reigned for the third week on the R&B chart with "Don't Stop The Music". photo: songsfromsodeep.wordpress.com 1981 - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their duet--"What Kind Of Fool". 1981 - Dolly Parton topped the chart with "9 To 5", heading off REO Speedwagon's bid with "Keep On Loving You". 1987 - The Very Best of Hot Chocolate rose to the top of the U.K. Album chart. 1987 - Janet Jackson moved to #1 on the R&B chart with "Let's Wait Awhile". 1987 - Huey Lewis & the News scored their third career #1 with "Jacob's Ladder", although stations that didn't have "I Want a New Drug" at #1 in 1984 missed the boat. Starship had a big comeback going as "Nothing's Gonna' Stop Us Now" entered the Top 10. 1988 - Johnny Hates Jazz released the single "Shattered Dreams" in the United States. https://youtu.be/HPb6e6EscEM 1990 - Heart released the single "All I Wanna' Do Is Make Love To You". 1992 - R. Kelly first appeared on the chart with his first single "She's Got That Vibe". 1992 - Mr. Big had the #1 song for a third week with "To Be With You". 1992 - Garth Brooks once again ruled the Album chart for a 16th week with Ropin' the Wind. photo: playbuzz.com 1998 - Celine Dion returned to #1 in the U.K. with "My Heart Will Go On". 1998 - Will Smith had the #1 song in the United States of America with "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It". 1998 - The Soundtrack to "Titanic" was #1 on the Album chart for the eighth week. "TV/RADIO TODAY" 1955 - CBS talent scout Arthur Godfrey turned down Elvis Presley for a recording contract, opting to sign Pat Boone instead. Big mistake, Arthur. 1955 - Elvis Presley was interviewed on The Jimmy Dean television show. 1965 - Petula Clark makes her American TV debut singing "Downtown" and "I Know A Place" on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. https://youtu.be/ut0bp2SSr3o 1956 - The Disneyland TV series airs an episode featuring the film "Stormy the Thoroughbred," narrated by Winston Hibler. 1965 - Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color airs part one of "Kilroy," a 4-part comedy. Kilroy, the elusive, legendary character who struck like a phantom and left his familiar mark, "KILROY WAS HERE," everywhere he went during World War II, is brought to life by Disney. "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS" 1920 - Cartoonist Hank Ketcham, best known as the creator of Dennis the Menace, is born in Seattle, Washington. https://youtu.be/XLoICzrsi7c 1935 - Donald Duck makes his first appearance in the Mickey Mouse daily newspaper comic strip. 1942 - Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Dumbo appear on the cover of this day's Liberty (a weekly, general-interest magazine). 1972 - California Governor Ronald Reagan pardons Merle Haggard for a 1957 attempted robbery that landed the singer in prison. 1972 - At tonight's Grammy Awards, Carole King's massively popular Tapestry LP is awarded Album of The Year. 1972 - "Help Me Make It Through The Night" is a double-winner during the 14th annual Grammy awards in New York, claiming Best Country Song for Kris Kristofferson and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for Sammi Smith. https://youtu.be/y5SK8tQnTSE 1975 - At Disney World, the film Magic Carpet 'Round the World is shown for the last time at the Circle-Vision 360° Theater. Running since 1974, the film took guests on a tour of landmarks spread across the four corners of the globe. 1980 - Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1981 - Eric Clapton had bleeding ulcers and was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. 1992 - Forty-thousand people attended Farm Aid in Irving, Texas. It was the fifth annual event and featured Paul Simon, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. 1998 - Jo Dee Messina sings "Lesson In Leavin'" during her Grand Ole Opry debut, the same evening that Opry manager Bob Whittaker asks Diamond Rio to join the cast 2000 - The audio CD Color, Rhythm and Magic: Favorites From Disney Classics by jazz pianist Earl Rose is released. Tracks include "Go the Distance," "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes," and "Bella Notte." (Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Earl Rose is one of the most versatile and prolific composers in film and television today.