March 5th in Black History:
1770: Crispus Attucks becomes one of the first casualties of the American Revolution.
1938: Former NFL player turned actor Fred Williamson was born
1939: Playwright Charles Fuller was born
1954: Actress Marsha Warfield was born
1956: Teena Marie was born
1974: Smokey Robinson appeared on NBC-TV’s Police Story.
1983: ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson started a 7 week run at No. 1.
1985: Mary McLeod Bethune Commemorative Stamp was issued.
1993: Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross and Natalie Cole hosted the 7th annual Soul Train Music Awards.