The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.
2001: Bob Dylan wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Things Have Changed" from the movie "Wonder Boys." Dylan performs the song and accepts the Oscar via satellite due to the fact that he was on tour through Australia at the time. Since winning the Oscar, Dylan has taken it on tour with him and it presides over shows perched atop his amplifier.
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