“The Best Years of Our Lives” won the Oscar for best film on March 13, 1947. Frederic March received the prize for best actor for his performance in this film, defeating Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Olivia de Haviland received the award for best actress for her performance in “To Each His Own.”
In 1965, Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton as the guitarist for The Yardbirds.
In New York in 1971, the Allman Brothers recorded “Live at the Fillmore East.”
After six years of marriage, George Jones and Tammy Wynette divorced in 1975.
In 1980, the album “The Wall” by Pink Floyd was certified platinum.
Bryan Adams’ “Heat of the Night” was the first cassette single to be published commercially in the United States in 1987.
In 1996, Mississippi legislators revoked a recognition given to Glen Ballard, the album producer for Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill.” The lyrics of the song “You Oughta Know” outraged several politicians.
In 1996, irate fans in Buenos Aires, Argentina, rioted after waiting all night for Ramones tickets and discovering they were sold out. Many persons were injured.
Blondie refused to include former guitarist Frank Infante and bassist Nigel Harrison in their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance in 2006. In 1999, when the band reunited without them, they unsuccessfully sued Blondie.
Isaac Hayes left the cast of “South Park” in 2006, citing intolerance for the show’s treatment of religion.
Today’s Birthdays: The jazz drummer Roy Haynes is 98 years old. Songwriter Mike Stoller (STOH’-ler) is 90. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 84. Candi Staton is 83 years old. William H. Macy is 73 years old. The comedian Robin Duke is 69 years old. Dana Delaney (Body of Evidence, China Beach) is 67 years old. U2 bassist Adam Clayton is 63 years old. The trumpeter Terence Blanchard is 61 years old. Mudvayne’s drummer Matt McDonough is 54 years old. Annabeth Gish (The West Wing, The X-Files) is 52 years old. The age of the actor Tracy Wells (“Mr. Belvedere”) is 52. The age of rapper Common is 51. Rapper Khujo of Goodie Mob is 51. Singer Glenn Lewis is 48. Danny Masterson (“That ’70s Show”) is a 47-year-old actor. Natalie and Nicole Albino, musicians for Nina Sky, are 39 years old. “Shameless” actor Noel Fisher is 39 years old. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) is 38 years old.