On This Date: April 3

In Pop-Culture
1790 - the U.S. Coast Guard was started

1882 - Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death by a member of his gang named Robert Ford

1924 - Marlon Brando was born

1953 - TV Guide debuted

1969 - Star Trek was canceled

1986 - IBM released their first laptop computer - the PC Convertible

1996 - M.C. Hammer filed for bankruptcy

2013 - it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show in February 2014
In Music:
1960 - During recording sessions at RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee, Elvis Presley recorded ‘It's Now Or Never’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’.

1969 - The Doors' Jim Morrison turned himself in to the FBI in Los Angeles. He was charged on six charges of lewd behavior and public exposure at a concert in Miami on March 2nd, 1969. He was later released on $2000 bail.

1971 - The Temptations scored their second US No.1 with 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)' a No.8 hit in the UK.

1994 - A forthcoming tour by Nirvana and Hole was cancelled amid continuing speculation about Kurt Cobain's drug problems.

2011 - Adele broke the record for the longest time at No.1 in the UK album chart by a female solo artist after her second album, 21 spent 10 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. The previous record was held by Madonna with her first greatest hits record, The Immaculate Collection, in 1990.

In Sports:
1977 - Montreal Canadiens became the first team in NHL history to win 60 games in a season. They beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to end the season with a record of 60-8-12.

1985 - The Major League Baseball Players' Association agreed to a proposal of the team owners to expand the 1985 League Championship Series from the best-of-five games to best-of-seven.

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he was done for the season due to a knee injury.

2006 - U.S. President Bush threw out the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds opening home game.

Article Added: 2014-04-03

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