1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro was founded on the 1st March 1565 .
1901 – The Australian Army was formed on the 1st March 1901.
1927 – Harry Belafonte the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 1st March 1927.
1937 – Jimmy Little the Australian guitarist, actor and educator was born on the 1st March 1937 (died 2012).
1947 ~ Alan Thicke the Canadian actor, comedian, songwriter, game and talk show host, best known as Jason Seaver in Growing Pains was born Alan Willis Jeffery in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada on the 1st March 1947. Alan Thicke is the father of singer-songwriter Robin Thicke.
1952 – Leigh Matthews the Australian footballer and coach was born on the 1st March 1952.
1954 – Ron Howard the American actor, director, and producer was born on the 1st March 1954.
1975 ~ Countdown the Australian music television show was first broadcast in colour on the 1st March 1975. The ABC broadcast Countdown from from the 8th November 1974 until the 19th July 1987. Countdown was the most popular music program in Australian TV history. Countdown had a strong influence on radio programmers because of its huge and loyal audience, and the great amount of Australian content it featured. Countdown online : Countdown.com.au | CountdownMemories.com | YouTube video:First Colour Countdown | 1 March 1975, ABC TV…