Entertainment Highlights in History
The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 3, 2004; 2:56 PM
Entertainment highlights during the week of March 7-13:
1946: "The Lost Weekend," directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland, was named best picture at the Academy Awards. Wilder won the Oscar for best director and Milland won the best actor Academy Award.
1947: "The Best Years of Our Lives," directed by William Wyler and starring Frederic March, was named best picture at the Academy Awards. March won the best actor award and Wyler was named best director.
1962: The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC program "Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)."
1969: Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married in a civil ceremony in London.
1976: Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed on stage during a concert in Boston.
1977: A&M Records in Britain signed the Sex Pistols in a ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London, two months after EMI nulled its contract with the band. A&M ended its association with the band about a week later.
1993: Elizabeth Taylor received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
1996: Angry fans started a riot in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after waiting all night for Ramones tickets and finding out they were gone. Several people were reported injured.
1997: Queen Elizabeth II knighted former Beatle Paul McCartney in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
1998: Cathay Pacific airline banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis from its flights after he threatened to stab a pilot.
2003: The Police reunited for their first show together in 18 years, at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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