Video: 'The Battle of Westport'
(Sunday, October 23, 1864; during American Civil War) — Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price today in the Battle of Westport in Westport (now a part of Kansas City, Missouri).
Video: 'Paul McCartney-Give My Regards to Broad Street-Full Movie-HQ'
(Monday, October 22, 1984) — Give My Regards to Broad Street, a British musical drama film about ex-Beatle Paul McCartney’s search for the master tapes of his new album, premiered tonight at the Westwood Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles
Directed by Peter Webb, the film starred Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown and fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr.
Video: 'Battlefield I: Battle of Leyte Gulf Part 2' (Oct. 23, 1944, at 21:14)
(Monday, October 23, 1944, 5:24 a.m. local time; during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, part of the Pacific Theatre of World War II) — The Battle of Leyte Gulf, generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history, began today in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar and Luzon between combined U.S. and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. Continue reading
Video: 'Funeral of Former President Herbert Hoover (1964)'
(Wednesday, October 22, 1964, 4:33 p.m. EDT) — Led by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and his Republican challenger Senator Barry Goldwater, New York City bade goodbye to former President Herbert Hoover in a solemn funeral service today. Hoover had died Oct. 20, 1964, at the age of 90.
Video: 'Pretty boy Floyd' (5 videos)
(Monday, October 22, 1934, afternoon local time) — Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, one of the most notorious outlaws of the present era, was shot and killed on a farm seven miles from East Liverpool, Ohio, this afternoon as he fled from federal agents and East Liverpool police who were closing in on him.
Video: 'Give My Regards To Broad Street'
(Monday, October 22, 1984) — “Give My Regards to Broad Street” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, the soundtrack album to the film of the same name, was released simultaneously today in both the US and UK. It was McCartney’s fifth solo studio album outside of The Beatles and Wings.
Video: 'Casino Royale James Bond 1954'
(Thursday, October 21, 1954, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST) — Casino Royale, a television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming and the first onscreen appearance of the character of James Bond (played by Barry Nelson), was broadcast tonight live on the CBS dramatic anthology series Climax!.
Nelson’s character is played as an American agent with “Combined Intelligence” and is referred to as “Jimmy” by several characters.
Video: 'Reagan - Mondale slug it out.'
(Sunday, October 21, 1984, 8:00-9:30 p.m.EDT) — Republican U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Democratic former Vice President Walter F. Mondale took the gloves off tonight in a battle over foreign policy, with Mondale calling the president’s handling of Central American policy an “embarrassment” and Reagan denying that he once said nuclear missiles could be recalled after launch in their second and final debate of the 1984 presidential campaign at the Municipal Auditorium Music Hall in Kansas City, Missouri (click here to watch the full debate).
Video: 'My Fair Lady' (trailer)
(Thursday, October 21, 1964) — My Fair Lady, a musical film about a phonetics instructor who bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady, premiered tonight at the Criterion Theater in New York City.
Directed by George Cukor, the film starred Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper and Jeremy Brett.
Video: 'Roosevelt In New York Aka Presidential Campaign (1944)'
(Saturday, October 21, 1944, during World War II) — As heavy rain and autumn winds pelted the five boroughs, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, approaching an election for an historic fourth term, toured through fifty-one miles of New York City streets today in a large motorcade.
With his wife Eleanor at his side, the aging president defied terrible weather to greet his fellow Americans from an open car (and sometimes without a hat).