Hans Remembers- Monday March 16, 1970- 50 Year Ago.
- The New English Bible- an updated translation went on sale worldwide. A team of Biblical scholars worked from Hebrew language texts and the publishers of Oxford and Cambridge Universities stated that the new version was as truthful as human skill could make it and was carried out by the best scholars and translators that the churches possessed.
- Opposition in the U.S. Senate to the nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court grew after it was revealed that more than half the rulings written by Carswell had been reversed upon appeal for legal errors. In one of the quotes for the ages- U.S. Senator Roman Hruska of Nebraska defended Carswell by saying “Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of medioce judges and people and lawyers. Aren’t they entitled to a little representation and a little chance?” Carswell’s nomination would fail when the U.S. Senate voted on April 8th.
- R&B singer Tammi Terrell best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye died of a brain tumor at the age of 24.
- Mary Ann Ganser of the Shangri-Las died at the age of 22 of a barbiturate overdose.