This Day in Showbiz History… March 2

julieaThis day in 1965 marked the release of The Sound of Music, one of the most popular movies of all time, starring Julie Andrews (pictured) and Christopher Plummer. It took the Best Picture Oscar in 1966.

On this day in 1933, the original King Kong had its premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, while on this day in 1944, at the 16th Academy Awards ceremony, Casablanca took the Oscar for Best Picture.

Singer-actor Jon Bon Jovi turns 55 today, singer Lou Reed turns 72, new James Bond Daniel Craig turns 49, actor William Shatner turns 86 and Chris Martin of Coldplay turns 40.

On this day in 1964, The Beatles started filming their hit movie, A Hard Day’s Night, and Roberta Flack took the statuette for Record of the Year, for Killing Me Softly, at the Grammy Awards, held on this day in 1974.

Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, a band led by Limahl, was crowning the British singles chart on this day in 1983. It spent two weeks topping the chart. Just saying…