Beatles convention, McCartney interview featured on ‘ET’ 30 years ago today (Nov 27 1984)


Video: 'Paul McCartney on Entertainment Tonight - 1984'

(Tuesday, November 27, 1984) — A Beatles convention in Los Angeles was featured on today’s edition of Entertainment Tonight. The program also included a previously recorded separate interview with former Beatle Paul McCartney (taped Oct. 25, 1984).

Paul McCartney joins Rod Stewart on stage in London 40 years ago tonight (Nov 27 1974)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live In Lewisham Odeon, London, UK (Wednesday 27th November 1974)'

(Wednesday, November 27, 1974) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, turned up unannounced tonight to provide backing vocals on the McCartney penned song “Mine For Me” during a live concert performance by Rod Stewart and The Faces at the Odeon Cinema, in Lewisham, South London.

George Harrison performs in Baton Rouge 40 years ago tonight (Nov 26 1974)


Video: 'George Harrison - 1974 Baton Rouge'

(Tuesday, November 26, 1974) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed tonight at LSU Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 14th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.

‘Confederate Army of Manhattan’ attempts to burn down New York City 150 years ago this hour (Nov 25 1864)

(Friday, November 25, 1864, beginning around 8:45 p.m. local time; during American Civil War) — A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires today (the day after Thanksgiving Day, what is now known as Black Friday) in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.

John Wilkes Booth acts in ‘Julius Caesar’ benefit performance in New York City 150 years ago tonight (Nov 25 1864)


Image: John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth and Junius Booth, Jr. (from left to right) in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in 1864.

(Friday, November 25, 1864, evening local time; during American Civil War) — Actor John Wilkes Booth (later the assassin of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln) played Mark Antony today in a benefit performance of Julius Caesar at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City (with his brothers Junius, Jr. and Edwin). This landmark production raised funds to erect a statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, which remains to this day. Continue reading

German V-2 rocket falls on packed Woolworths store in London 70 years ago today (Nov 25 1944)

(Saturday, November 25, 1944, 12:26 p.m. BST; during World War II) — A German V-2 rocket fell on a packed Woolworths store today in New Cross Road, South London, killing 168 people (including 15 children), injuring 122 others and razing the building to the ground. The neighbouring London Co-operative Society store was also demolished in the attack.