March 5 in Pop Culture History

05March 5 in Pop Culture History
1223 BC – The oldest recorded eclipse occurred, in modern day Syria.

1558 – The tobacco plant was introduced into Spain by Francisco Fernandes, as a healing herb.

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a bank holiday’ – closing all US banks and freezing all financial transactions.

1946 – Winston Churchill coined the phrase ‘Iron Curtain’ in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.

1955 – Elvis Presley appeared on Louisiana Hayride on local television (Shreveport, Louisiana)

1963 – Invented in 1958 by Arthur K. Melin and Richard Knerr, the Hula Hoop was patented (#3,079,728)

1966 – #1 Hit March 5, 1966 – April 8, 1966: Barry SadlerThe Ballad Of The Green Berets

1969 – In Florida, the Dade County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison charging him with a single felony count and three misdemeanors for his performance at a Miami concert a few days earlier. Specifically, “lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, profanity, and drunkenness.”

1977 – #1 Hit March 5, 1977 – March 25, 1977: Barbra StreisandLove Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)

1983 – #1 Hit March 5, 1983 – April 22, 1983: Michael JacksonBillie Jean

1999 – Cruel Intentions was released in theaters.

2002 – The Osbournes debuted on MTV.

2005 – #1 Hit March 5, 2005 – May 6, 2005: 50 Cent featuring OliviaCandy Shop

2010 – Alice in Wonderland debuted in theaters.

2010 – #1 Hit March 6, 2010 – March 19, 2010: The Black Eyed PeasImma Be

2011 – The Adjustment Bureau and Rango debuted in theaters.

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