1994: Silence of the Lambs sweeps Best Movie, Best Director, Best Adapated Screenplay, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actress (Jodie Foster).
1990: We all get older. Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the “Seniors” golf tournament.
1987: Marlee Matlin is the first and only deaf person to win Best Actress, for Children of a Lesser God.
1987: Lots of seed money. Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers sells for a painting record, just under 40 million dollars.
1981: President Reagan is shot and wounded by one John W Hinckley III. He says he was trying to get Jodie Foster’s attention. He succeeded.
1972: North Vietnamese troops enter and take over South Vietnam.
1966: Fast rising star Barbra Streisand stars on Color Me Barbra television special.
1964: Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from the Ohio senate race.
1955: On the Waterfront dominates the Academy Awards winning Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Marlon Brando).
1952: The King and I gets the Tony Award for Best Musical.