March 2 in Pop Culture History
|March 2nd is…
Banana Cream Pie Day
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
National Old Stuff Day
International Rescue Cat Day
World Teen Mental Wellness Day
The 1933 film King Kong This film is an American classic and groundbreaking accomplishment. in Film history. It is unique for several reasons:
1657 – The Great Fire of Meireki in Japan’s Edo, now Tokyo (now Tokyo), caused over 100,000 deaths in three days
1807 – The US Congress passed an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.”
1863 – The US Congress authorized a track width of 4-feet, 8-1/2 The Union Pacific Railroad used inches to determine the width of its railroad, and it became the worldwide standard.
1933 – King Kong (film) opened at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
1940 – Elmer Fudd debuted in Animation short Elmer’s Candid Camera.
1944 – Train #8017 stopped in A tunnel was found near Salerno in Italy. More than 500 passengers died and were suffocated. It was covered up extensively by the Italian government, even though it happened during WW II.
1949 – The first round the world nonstop airplane flight was completed in By Captain James Gallagher: A US Air Force B-50 Superfortress fighter bomber. They returned to Carswell Air Force bases, Fort Worth (Texas), where they left approximately 94 hour earlier.
1957 – #1 Hit March 2, 1957 – March 29, 1957: Tab Hunter – Young Love
1960 – Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz, ending their marriage and the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show CBS.
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks in a basketball game – final score: 169-147, at the Hershey Arena. Although there were only approximately 6,000 sold tickets, estimates suggest that close to 50% of male sports lovers are now fans. in Between 1925 and 1958, Philadelphia was said to be at the event.
1963 – #1 Hit March 2, 1963 – March 22, 1963: The Four Seasons – Walking Like a Man
1969 – The Concorde SST Supersonic jet aircraft, prototype 001, made its first flight from Toulouse airport in France.
1972 – US spacecraft Pioneer 10 was launched.
1974 – #1 Hit March 2, 1974 – March 22, 1974: Terry Jacks – Seasons in The Sun
1983 – Compact discs and players are released for the first time in The United States of America and Other Markets These were not previously available. in Japan.)
1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen from a cemetery in Corsier-sur-Vevey in Switzerland, is near Lausanne. The grave robbers, along with the re-buried corpse were located a few more weeks later.
1982 – Diner Released in theaters.
1984 – Repo Man, This is Spinal Tap. In Defeat of All Odds These were made public in theaters.
1985 – Sheena Easton was the first and still only recording artist to score top-10 singles on all five major Billboard singles charts: Pop, Country, Dance, Adult Contemporary, and R&B with her hit Sugar Walls.
1990 – Hunt for Red October Released in theaters.
1990 – Nelson Mandela was elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
1995 – Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Broadway Review). Opened on March 2. 1995. Closed January 16, 2000.
2009 – Jimmy Fallon on Late Night Premiered by NBC.
2012 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Project X debuted in theaters.
2013 – #1 Hit March 2, 2013 – April 19, 2013: Baauer – Harlem Shake