MARCH 21: The Daily Flashback
1826: The Rensselaer School in Troy was incorporated. The school became known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was the first engineering college in the U.S.
1952: The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first “rock ‘n’ roll” stage show, was held at the Cleveland Arena.
1963: Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand were married.
1980: On the TV show “Dallas,” J.R. Ewing was shot.
1984: Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.
1989: Madonna’s album Like a Prayer was released.
1994: Steven Spielberg won his first Oscars… for Best Picture and Best Director for “Schindler’s List.”
1995: New Jersey officially dedicated the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295.
1685: Johann Sebastian Bach
1839: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
1902: Son House
1930: Otis Spann
1940: Solomon Burke
1943: Viv Stanshall
1949: Eddie Money
1950: Roger Hodgson
1951: Conrad Lozano
1960: Robert Sweet
1962: Matthew Broderick
1991: Leo Fender
2011: Pinetop Perkins