Canada’s first couple announces separation 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1977)


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(Friday, May 27, 1977) — Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 57, and his wife, Margaret, 28, announced jointly today that they had separated and that Mr. Trudeau would retain custody of their three sons. Continue reading Canada’s first couple announces separation 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1977)

‘Release Me (and Let Me Love Again)’ by Engelbert Humperdinck peaks at #4 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1967)

(Saturday, May 27, 1967)“Release Me (and Let Me Love Again)” by Engelbert Humperdinck peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Release Me (and Let Me Love Again)’ by Engelbert Humperdinck peaks at #4 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1967)

‘That’ll Be the Day’ single by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1957)


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(Monday, May 27, 1957)“That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and his new band, the Crickets, ranked number 39 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” was released today by Brunswick Records. Continue reading ‘That’ll Be the Day’ single by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1957)

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1937)


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(Thursday, May 27, 1937, 6:00 a.m. PDT) — The Golden Gate Bridge, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world (until 1964) at 4,200 feet, linking San Francisco, California, to Marin County over the Golden Gate strait, was opened to pedestrian traffic today (vehicles began crossing the next day after President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could begin crossing the bridge). Continue reading San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 27 1937)

Jayne Mansfield performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1957)


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(Sunday, May 26, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Jayne Mansfield played the violin on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Jayne Mansfield performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1957)

Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker published in London 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1897)


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(Wednesday, May 26, 1897)Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, was published today in London by Archibald Constable and Company. Continue reading Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker published in London 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1897)