MARCH 5: The Daily Flashback

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1750: “King Richard III” was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.
1924: Frank Caruana of Buffalo became the first bowler to roll two consecutive perfect games.
1955: Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the “Louisiana Hayride” show on Shreveport’s KWKH.
1966 Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad of the Green Berets” hit No. 1 for the first of five weeks.
1968: It was opening night of the rock musical adaptation of “Othello” in Hollywood, starring Jerry Lee Lewis as Iago.
1969: The first issue of the rock music magazine Creem was published.
1983 Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” hit No. 1 for the first of seven weeks.
2002: The reality TV show “The Osbournes” – starring Ozzy Osbourne and his family – debuted on MTV.

BIRTHDAYS
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos
1933: Tommy Tucker
1936: Dean Stockwell
1946: Murray Head
1948: Eddy Grant
1950: Eugene Fodor
1955: Penn Jillett
1956: Teena Marie
1958: Andy Gibb
1970: John Frusciante

DEATHS
1953: Joseph Stalin
1963: Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Nashville.
1981: E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
1982: John Belushi
1995: Viv Stanshall

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  1. Rudy says

    Do not forget this great blues man : J.B. Lenoir (b. 1929)

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