What Happened On This Day – March 1
1998 Titanic becomes the first film to gross $1 billion
James Cameron's epic account of the sinking of the Titanic had a budget of $ 200 million and grossed over $ 2 billion in the end.
1995 Internet giant Yahoo! is incorporated
The company was founded in January 1994 as Jerry's guide to the World Wide Web by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
1947 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is formed
The IMF's primary goal of improving the economies of its member countries has frequently been overshadowed in the past by criticisms about the fund's alleged support of dictatorships and negative impact on the environment.
1932 Aviator Charles Lindbergh's son is kidnapped
The toddler's abduction and death was one of the most publicized crimes of the century.
1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
The French physicist made his groundbreaking discovery while trying to prove his erroneous theory that phosphorescent uranium salts absorb sunlight and reemit it as X-rays.
Births On This Day – March 1
1994 Justin Bieber
Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer
1944 Roger Daltrey
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1922 Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate
1904 Glenn Miller
American trombonist, composer, bandleader
1810 Frédéric Chopin
Polish pianist, composer
Deaths On This Day – March 1
2014 Alain Resnais
French director, cinematographer, screenwriter
1983 Arthur Koestler
Hungarian/English author, journalist
1980 Dixie Dean
1912 George Grossmith
English actor, singer
1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi
Ferrarese pianist, composer