Undated -- On March 7, 1946, "The Lost Weekend" was named best picture at the Academy Awards. Ray Milland won the best actor award for his role in that movie. Joan Crawford was named best actress for her role in "Mildred Pierce."
In 1983, the country music channel The Nashville Network went on the air.
In 1987, "Licensed to Ill" by The Beastie Boys became the first rap album to hit number one.
In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled 2 Live Crew's parody of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" was legal.
In 1996, 20th Century Fox sued an Australian brewery for distributing Duff Beer, the brand favored by cartoon character Homer Simpson.
In 1999, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died of natural causes at his home outside London at the age of 70.
In 2001, Pearl Jam set a record for the most simultaneous chart debuts from a single band in a single week on the Billboard album chart. They had seven of their American bootleg albums debut on the chart. The previous record holder: Pearl Jam, when five of their European bootlegs hit the album chart their first week out.
In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first female to win the best director Oscar, for "The Hurt Locker."