Undated -- On March 2, 1933, the movie "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York.
In 1944, "Casablanca" won the best picture Academy Award. Jennifer Jones was named best actress for her role in "The Song of Bernadette." Paul Lukas won best actor award for "Watch on the Rhine."
In 1964, The Beatles began work in London on the film "A Hard Day's Night."
In 1967, Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" was named Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. The Song of the Year award went to John Lennon and Paul McCartney for "Michelle."
In 1988, Paul Simon won record of the year for "Graceland," the first time a winning record did not hit the top 40. U2's "The Joshua Tree" won album of the year. Little Richard got a standing ovation for announcing himself as winner for best new artist and complaining the Grammys never gave him anything.
In 1989, Madonna's Pepsi commercial premiered on TV. It was set to her new single "Like A Prayer." The ad was pulled a few days later because of its controversial religious images.
Also in 1989, singer J.P. Pennington announced he was leaving the band Exile.
In 1992, actress Sandy Dennis died in Connecticut at age 54.
In 1999, singer Dusty Springfield died at her home outside London after battling breast cancer. She was 59.
In 2006, singer Gary Glitter was convicted of obscene acts with two young Vietnamese girls. He was sentenced to prison.