Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 26th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

2000: American Beauty wins Best Picture. Its star, Kevin Spacey, is chosen Best Actor.

1995: Color of Night featuring Bruce Willis gets the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Roger Ebert said of the movie: “I was, frankly, stupefied. To call it absurd would be missing the point, since any shred of credibility was obviously the first thing thrown overboard. It’s so lurid in its melodrama and so goofy in its plotting that with just a bit more trouble, it could have been a comedy.”

1990: Driving Miss Daily is the Best Picture.

1982: Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release Ebony and Ivory.

1979: Camp David peace treaty, brokered by President Carter, is signed between Israel and Egypt.

1977: Elvis Costello’s first record, Less Than Zero, hits the music market.

1975: Rock opera Tommy premieres in London.

1974: George Foreman wins the Heavyweight Boxing Championship.

1973: Television debut of soap opera Young and Restless.

1973: UCLA wins its 7th straight NCAA basketball title.

1970: U.S. announces its 500th nuclear explosion since 1945.

1967: Cabaret wins the Tony Award for Best Musical.

1964: Funny Girl, starring Barbara Streisand, opens  on Broadway for 1,348 performances.

1962: Supreme Court upholds 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislatures.

1958: Bridge over River Kwai, is awarded Best Picture and the star Alex Guinness is Best Actor.

1955: “Born on a mountain top in Tennessee…Ballad of Davy Crockett shoots to #1.

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