The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, Elvis buys Graceland, Bob Dylan releases his debut album, Texas Western makes college basketball history, and the invasion of Iraq begins, all on this day.
1953: The Academy Awards ceremony is broadcast on television for the first time. "The Bad and the Beautiful" won five awards that night, but was upstaged by "The Greatest Show on Earth" upsetting "High Noon" for the Oscar for Best Picture.
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