(Saturday, September 3, 1955) — “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by Mitch Miller was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for six non-consecutive weeks (Sep. 3/10/17/24, Oct. 1/15, 1955).
(Saturday, September 3, 1955) — “Ain’t That a Shame” by Pat Boone was the #2 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for six consecutive weeks.
Video: 'Weather History: 1935 Labor Day Hurricane'
(Monday, September 2, 1935, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — A Labor Day hurricane, the strongest and most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States, slammed into the Florida Keys today, claiming more than 400 lives.
Video: 'Bush Doesn't Care About Black People'
(Friday, September 2, 2005, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — During A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a live TV benefit concert to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, rapper Kanye West went off-script to sharply criticize U.S. President George W. Bush, saying he “doesn’t care about black people.”
West’s microphone was silenced and the camera quickly cut away to the next segment.
Video: 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, 1995' (31 videos)
(Saturday, September 2, 1995, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened tonight in Cleveland with an all-star concert at Cleveland Stadium featuring Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and many others.
(Saturday, September 2, 1995) — “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Jackson’s 13th and final number one hit on the chart (1972-1995) after reaching the top of the chart four times with the Jackson 5 (all in 1970).
Video: 'The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]'
(Thursday, September 2, 1965) — Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore joined Ray’s brothers Rick and Jim and a female bassist believed to be Patty Sullivan at World-Pacific Studios in Los Angeles, California, to record a six-song demo for The Doors, the band’s first known recording. Continue reading
Video: 'Shame on you FEMA & George Bush'
(Friday, September 2, 2005, 10:35 a.m. CDT) — Scorched by criticism about sluggish federal help following Hurricane Katrina, U.S. President George W. Bush toured the Gulf Coast today, telling Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”
Video: 'The Vietnamese Proclamation of Independence'
(Saturday, September 2, 1945; just after 2:00 p.m.) — Ho Chi Minh declared the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the country’s independence from France during a public meeting in front of thousands of people at what is now Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. Continue reading