DYR Today, March 3

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“March 3”


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  • Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony (19)
  • Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord (32)
  • Joshua Duggar (28)
  • Stacie Orrico (30)
  • Jessica Biel (34)
  • Lil’ Flip (35)
  • Ronan Keating (39)
  • Buddy Valastro (39)
  • David Faustino (42)
  • Matthew Marsden (43)
  • Tyler Florence (45)
  • Julie Bowen (46)
  • Laura Harring (52)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (54)
  • Ira Glass (57)
  • Miranda Richardson (58)
  • George Miller (71)
  • Lee Radziwill (83)


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Danny Kaye (Born: January 18, 1911 / Died: March 3, 1987)

Norman “Hurricane” Smith (Born: February 22, 1923 / Died: March 3, 2008)


1934 Playful Pluto

1950 The Brave Engineer

1977Mr. Billion

1989Dream a Little Dream

1989Farewell to the King

1989Lean on Me

1989Skin Deep

1995Man of the House


2000What Planet Are You From?


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1956 – A handsome singer from Tupelo, Mississippi first appeared on the chart on this date.  His first single was a song called “Heartbreak Hotel” and his name was Elvis Presley.

1956 – The Platters enjoyed a 10th week at #1 on the R&B chart with “The Great Pretender”, obviously one of The Top R&B Songs of All-Time*.

1962 – Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen moved to #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Midnight In Moscow”.

1962 –  “Duke Of Earl” by Gene Chandler led the way on the R&B chart for a third straight week.  “Hey!  Baby” by Bruce Channel was second with Dion’s “The Wanderer” coming in third.

1966 – Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes” is certified gold.

1968 – For the third week, “Love Is Blue” was #1 on the Adult chart for Paul Mauriat.

1969 – The 5th Dimension released the single “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”.

1972 – Harry Nilsson’s album Nilsson Schmilsson is certified gold.

1973 – Roberta Flack cemented her status by winning Song and Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.  It was the first Grammy show to be broadcast on CBS-TV after the first two shows aired on ABC.

1973 – Newcomer Edward Bear had the new #1 on the Adult chart with “Last Song”.

1973 – His career was just underway, but Elton John had his second #1 album, following up Honky Chateau with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.

1973 – The O’Jays ruled the R&B chart for a third week with “Love Train”.

1979 – The Bee Gees owned the top U.K. album with Spirits Having Flown.

1979 –  “Tragedy” by the Bee Gees took over as the #1 song in the U.K.

1979 – Anne Murray continued to hold on to #1 on the newly renamed Adult Contemporary chart with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.

1979 – Spirits Having Flown, the peak album for the hottest group in the world, the Bee Gees, reached #1 after only three weeks.

1979 – Rod Stewart remained at #1 for the fourth week with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

1984 – Nena’s “99 Red Balloons” paced the U.K. chart.

1984 – Rockwell with considerable help from Michael Jackson had the new R&B #1–“Somebody’s Watching Me”.

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1984 – Billy Joel scored an AC #1 with “An Innocent Man”.

1984 – Exile gains its first #1 country hit with “Woke Up In Love”

1984 – It was a historic day in the Rock Era as Thriller by Michael Jackson did what no one said could be done–tie the record of 31 weeks at #1 on the Album chart set by Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

1986 – Metallica released the great album Master of Puppets.

1990 – Paul McCartney played in the first of six sold-out shows at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

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1990 – Janet Jackson had her eighth Top 10 in five years and “Escapade” took the final step to #1.

1990 – It had been four months, since their previous chart-topper but Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville had another #1 together on the Adult Contemporary chart with “All My Life”.

1998 – Madonna released the album Ray of Light.

2000 – Tracy Lawrence nets his second double-platinum album, for “Time Marches On”.


1955 – Elvis Presley made his local television debut on The Louisiana Hayride show. The show was broadcast on KWKH-TV from Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Presley had been performing on The Hayride since October 16, 1954.

1974 – Johnny Cash guest stars as gospel singer “Tommy Brown” on tonight’s “Swan Song” episode of NBC’s Columbo.

1981 – The acclaimed documentary This Is Elvis premieres in Memphis, featuring former Elvis impersonator Ral Donner doing a voiceover narration as The King.

1984 – The Disney Channel premieres the series The Edison Twins (a popular Canadian program running since 1982 on CBC Television) with the episode “Code Affair.”

1984 – Diff’rent Strokes: “The Honeymoon’s Over” airs on NBC. Mr. Drummond and Maggie return from their honeymoon, and find out that Arnold had been taking advantage of Sam while they were away.

1999 – Shania Twain’s television special Winter Break airs, featuring Elton John as a special guest.


1845 – Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States of America when President John Tyler (on the last day of his administration) signs into law the act granting statehood to  Florida’s 57,921 inhabitants.

1946 – Bobby Driscoll celebrates his ninth birthday on the set of Disney’s Song of the South. Director Harve Foster and Walt Disney himself present Bobby with a cake.

1957 – The first annual Disneyland Pancake Races kick off for the next 3 days.

1963 – Patsy Cline gives what proves to be her final show, a benefit for the widow of Kansas City deejay “Cactus Jack” Call. Also appearing – Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Dottie West, Billy Walker, George Jones and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper

1973 – At this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the George Harrison-led benefit disc The Concert For Bangla Desh is awarded Album of the Year, while Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” wins Song and Record of the Year. Harry Nilsson wins Best Pop Vocal for “Without You,” while Helen Reddy wins three awards for her hit “I Am Woman,” causing a small controversy when she accepts by thanking God – “She makes everything possible.”

1983 – The EPCOT attraction Journey Into Imagination (sponsored by Kodak) debuts.  It will have its official opening 2 days later.

1983 – The Buena Vista Palace hotel opens at Lake Buena Vista at Walt Disney World.

1990 – Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen

1994 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fell into a coma in Italy after taking Valium with champagne.

1995 – The Foo Fighters performed live for the first time at the Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.

1995 – A stalker is arrested after attempting to break into the New York apartment of R&B singer Roberta Flack.

1995 – The Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction officially opens in Disneyland’s Adventureland.

1995 – The Lion King becomes the top-selling home video of all time, selling over 30 million units domestically and surpassing the record set in 1994 by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

2000 – Mardi Gras 2000 takes over the Florida streets of Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island for five nights of festivities.

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