Jackson hits 3 HRs, Yanks win World Series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)


Video: '1977 World Series, Game 6: Dodgers @ Yankees'

(Thursday, October 18, 1977, at approximately 8:15 p.m.-10:33 p.m. EDT) — With Reggie Jackson hitting three home runs in his last three times at bat, the New York Yankees swept all those family feuds under the rug tonight and overpowered the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4, to win their first World Series in 15 years. Continue reading Jackson hits 3 HRs, Yanks win World Series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)

The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)


Video: 'How I Won The War' trailer

(Wednesday, October 18, 1967, evening BST) — All four Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the world premiere of How I Won The War (featuring John Lennon as Private Gripweed) tonight at the London Pavilion (click here to watch video of the premiere). Continue reading The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)

Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)


Image: 'The Quarry Men 23 November 1957 - Saturday New Clubmoor Hall Broadway Liverpool '

(Friday, October 18, 1957) — Musicians John Lennon, 17, and Paul McCartney, 15, performed onstage together for the first time today as McCartney (playing lead guitar) debuted with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool, England. Continue reading Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)

‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)


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(Thursday, October 17, 1957) — Elvis Presley’s third film, Jailhouse Rock, an American musical drama about a young man who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll sensation after learning to play the guitar in prison, premiered tonight at Loews State Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading ‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)

‘Hair’ rock musical premieres Off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)


Video: 'Hair (Original Broadway Cast Recording)' (19 videos)

(Tuesday, October 17, 1967, 8:30 p.m. EDT)Hair, the first “rock musical,” premiered tonight at the new Public Theater (still under construction) at 425 Lafayette Street in the former Astor Library in Lower Manhattan. Continue reading ‘Hair’ rock musical premieres Off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)

Germans free hostages on hijacked plane in Somalia 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)


Video: '1977: The Airplane: Palestinian Terrorists Hijack Lufthansa Plane'

(Tuesday, October 18, 1977, at 2:07 a.m. EAT) — Ninety minutes before a threatened massacre deadline, a West German commando unit stormed a hijacked Lufthansa airliner today on an airport runway in Mogadishu, Somalia, ending a five-day, 6,000-mile hijacking episode by shooting the four terrorists (three were killed) and freeing all 86 hostages unharmed. Continue reading Germans free hostages on hijacked plane in Somalia 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)

The Beatles attend memorial service for Brian Epstein 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)


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(Tuesday, October 17, 1967, 6:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles attended a memorial service for their manager Brian Epstein, who died Aug. 27, 1967, of at the age of 32, tonight at the New London Synagogue at 33 Abbey Road, London, close to EMI Studios. Continue reading The Beatles attend memorial service for Brian Epstein 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)