MARCH 20TH IS THE 79TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, ALIEN ABDUCTION DAY, GREAT AMERICAN MEATOUT DAY, INTERNATIONAL ASTROLOGY DAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, KICK BUTTS DAY, NATIONAL KISS YOUR FIANCÉ DAY AND NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY.
Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina are arrested at Stephen Stills’ house in Los Angeles for “being at a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used.” It’s a misdemeanor for which Clapton will be found innocent while the others paid small fines.
David Bowie marries American-born model Angela Barnett. She is often said to be the subject of the Rolling Stones’ tune, “Angie”.
Former Beatle’s drummer, 77-year-old Ringo Starr received knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace in London, England. The honor came 21 years after fellow Beatle Paul McCartney was knighted.
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts started a seven week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”.