Ringo Starr interviewed as Beatles depart Denver 50 years ago this hour (Aug 27 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Hear The Beatles Tell All" (U.S. Mono LP - Vee-Jay) [Full Album]' (Aug. 27, 1964, at 25:27)

(Thursday, August 27, 1964, noon MDT) — Ringo Starr was interviewed today by KRLA-AM’s Jim Steck as The Beatles departed at Stapleton Field in Denver (for Cincinnati) during the sixth stop of the band’s first full North American Tour.

Khanh, 2 others join interim Saigon regime amid riots 50 years ago today (Aug 27 1964)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Aug. 27, 1964, at 26:32)

(Thursday, August 27, 1964; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The ruling military revolutionary council elected Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh and two other top generals today to run South Vietnam for the next two months amid bloody new riots in Saigon.

Democrats nominate Johnson-Humphrey ticket 130 years ago tonight (Aug 26 1964)


Video: 'Pres. Johnson Names Vice-President At Democratic Convention (1964)' (Aug. 26, 1964, at 0:00-2:48)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1964, evening EDT) — Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas, the man who took over the presidency last Nov. 22 in the shattering hour of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, was nominated by acclamation for a term of his own tonight by the 1964 Democratic National Convention meeting at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading

de Gaulle leads victory march in liberated Paris 70 years ago today (Aug 26 1944)


Video: 'Documentary World War 2 II in Colour The Second World War color' (de Gaulle in Paris at 1:51:45)

(Saturday, August 26, 1944; during the Liberation of Paris, part of Operation Overlord, World War II) — French Gen. Charles de Gaulle braved the threat of German snipers as he led a victory march in Paris, which had been liberated by the Allies from Nazi occupation the previous day. Continue reading

Battle of Tannenberg begins on Eastern Front 100 years ago today (Aug 26 1914)


Video: 'The Great War episode 2 Stalemate' (Aug. 26-30, 1914, at 27:10)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1914, morning local time; part of the Eastern Front of World War I)The Battle of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and the German Empires, began today near Allenstein, East Prussia (today Olsztyn, Poland), resulting in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army.

John Lennon interviewed in Bel Air 50 years ago this hour (Aug 26 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Hear The Beatles Tell All" (U.S. Mono LP - Vee-Jay) [Full Album]' (Aug. 26, 1964, at 0:00-12:52)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1964, ca. midnight PDT) — John Lennon of The Beatles was interviewed late tonight/early this morning by Jim Steck of KRLA-AM Los Angeles at Reginald Owen’s residence in Bel Air, California. This interview would later surface as the entire first side of the LP Hear the Beatles Tell All.