MARCH 5TH IS THE 64TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL PANCAKE DAY, MARDI GRAS, NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY, NATIONAL POTTY DANCE DAY, NATIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP DAY, PEACE CORP DAY AND UNIQUE NAMES DAY.
Sales of “Simon Says” by The 1910 Fruitgum Company reached the one million mark as the song topped out at #4 on the Billboard Pop chart.
“The Love Theme from A Star Is Born”, from the film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, was the top tune in the US
Michael Jackson’s mega-hit “Billie Jean” topped the Billboard singles chart for the first of seven weeks.
The naked body of 33-year-old John Belushi was found in a room at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The cause of death was later ruled a drug-related accident. He and Dan Aykroyd had a hit record as The Blues Brothers in 1978 with a remake of the Sam And Dave classic, “Soul Man”