‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’ premieres in Los Angeles 30 years ago tonight (Oct 22 1984)


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(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.

Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippines 70 years ago this hour (Oct 23 1944)


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(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

Paul McCartney’s ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’ soundtrack album released 30 years ago today (Oct 22 1984)


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(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.

James Bond character makes onscreen debut 60 years ago this hour (Oct 21 1954)


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(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.

Reagan, Mondale hit hard in second and final debate 30 years ago this hour (Oct 21 1984)


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(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).

‘My Fair Lady’ premiered in New York City 50 years ago tonight (Oct 21 1964)


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(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.

FDR defies rain, wind to let New York see him 70 years ago today (Oct 21 1944)


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(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).