On this day: March 21

Published On: Mar 18 2013 01:38:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.

OTD March 21 - Like a Prayer
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1989: Madonna's album "Like a Prayer" is released. Her fourth studio album, it would be certified quadruple platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America and top the album charts in 18 countries, including the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Six singles were released from the album: "Like a Prayer," "Express Yourself," "Cherish," "Oh Father," "Dear Jessie" and "Keep It Together." The title track became Madonna's seventh No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Express Yourself" and "Cherish" peaked at No. 2.

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