Video: 'EXCLUSIVE! Jim Reeves Plane Crash Video'
(Friday, July 31, 1964, 4:52 p.m. local time) — Country singer-songwriter Jim Reeves, 40, and his manager, Dean Manuel, were killed today when the private plane Reeves was piloting crashed in bad weather near Nashville. Continue reading
Video: 'The Great War episode 1 Exposion' (July 31, 1914, at 48:31)
(Friday, July 31, 1914; during World War I) — Jean Leon Jaures, the French Socialist leader who tried to prevent the First World War, was assassinated tonight in a Parisian café, Le Croissant, 146 rue Montmartre, by Raoul Villain, a 29-year-old French nationalist.
Video: 'Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon 1964 NASA JPL First Successful US Lunar Spacecraft'
(Friday, July 31, 1964, 16:50:00 UTC) — Ranger 7 radioed to earth today the first close-up pictures of the moon — a historic collection of 4,000 pictures one thousand times as clear as anything ever seen through earth-bound telescopes.
Image: 'Elvis Presley - Backstage at the Overton Park Shell, Friday, July 30, 1954'
(Friday, July 30, 1954, 8:00 p.m. local time) — Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.
Video: 'Voices of the Civil War Episode 30: "Battle of the Crater"'
(Saturday, July 30, 1864, 4:44 a.m. local time; during the Battle of the Crater, part of the American Civil War) — Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, today by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.
Video: 'Death by Excess - Mama Cass'
(Monday, July 29, 1974) — Singer Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen), 32, was found dead today in a London apartment where she was staying. It was rumored that the former Mamas and Papas lead singer choked on a ham sandwich, but a coroner ruled she had suffered a heart attack in her sleep overnight. Continue reading
Video: 'The Beatles swedish interviews (1963) Part 2' (July 29, 1964, at 1:56)
(Wednesday, July 29, 1964) — The Beatles were interviewed again today by Klas Burling for Swedish radio during a party in Stockholm.
Video: '1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony'
(Saturday, July 28, 1984) — The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, opened tonight at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as 93,000 people looked on and cheered Rafer Johnson, an Olympic decathlon gold medalist and this year’s the final torchbearer.
(Saturday, July 28, 1984) — “Infatuation” by Rod Stewart at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, July 28, 1984) — “Taking It All Too Hard” by Genesis at #50 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.