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March 11, 2019

On March 23, 1950, the best picture Academy Award went to “All The King’s Men.” Broderick Crawford was named best actor. Olivia de Havilland won best actress. The best song Oscar went to “Mona Lisa.”

In 1963, the Beach Boys released the single “Surfin’ USA.”

In 1964, John Lennon’s first book, “In His Own Write,” was published.

In 1973, Yoko Ono was granted permission to live permanently in the U.S.

In 1978, The Police got a deal with A&M Records.

In 1985, singer Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley got married in New York City. They have since divorced.

In 1987, the first Soul Train Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California. Cameo won album of the year for “Word Up,” and Gregory Abbott won best single for “Shake You Down.”

In 1991, Elton John joined George Michael on stage in London for a duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” It was recorded and released as a single.

In 1993, “Across The Borderline,” Willie Nelson’s 35th album for Columbia Records, was released.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Ric Ocasek (oh-CAS’-ihk) (The Cars) is 70. Singer Chaka Khan is 66. Actress Amanda Plummer is 62. Actress Catherine Keener is 60. Actress Hope Davis (“The Matador,” ″About Schmidt”) is 55. Actor Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”) is 54. Drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 54. Actress Marin Hinkle (“Two and A Half Men”) is 53. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur is 51. Actor Kelly Perine (“Knight Squad,” ″One on One”) is 50. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 49. Bandleader Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”) is 47. Actor Randall Park (“The Interview,” ″Fresh Off The Boat”) is 45. Actress Michelle Monaghan is 43. Actress Keri Russell is 43. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 41. Singer Paul Martin of Marshall Dyllon is 41. Actress Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) is 41. Country singer Brett Young is 38.