On This Day March 28, 1986: Global Broadcast of 'We Are the World' Raises $63 Million for Ethiopian Famine Relief


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Mr. Eighties
Apr 29, 2023

On this day On March 28, 1986, more than 6,000 radio stations worldwide simultaneously broadcasted "We Are the World" to support famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. This initiative raised over $63 million dollars.

Fun Fact: "We Are the World" has sold over 20 million copies, making it the 8th highest-selling single of all time. The highest-selling single is Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," with over 50 million copies sold.