“Way Back When” TODAY!


Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, March 28, 2024

1881 The Barnum & Bailey Circus is formed when P.T. Barnum combined his circus with the Cooper and Bailey Circus. It was initially named “P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth”, later changing the name to “Barnum & Bailey’s Circus”.

1963, the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” was released. It starred Melanie Griffith’s mom Tippi Hedren.

1977, “Rocky” won Best Picture at the Oscars.  The Best Original Song was from Barbra Streisand’s version of “A Star Is Born”.  It was a song called “Evergreen.”

Music History:

1986, more than 6,000 radio stations of all formats simultaneously played “We Are the World” at 10:15 A.M. Eastern Time.


 Notable Birthdays:

Lady Gaga 38

Actress Julia Styles 43

Actor Vince Vaughn 54



Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com