‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1987)

(Saturday, June 27, 1987)“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (June 27/July 4, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1987)

416 killed as Hurricane Audrey slams into coastal Louisiana and Texas 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)


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(Thursday, June 27, 1957, 14:30 UTC)Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas today as a Category 4 storm, killing at least 416 people. Continue reading 416 killed as Hurricane Audrey slams into coastal Louisiana and Texas 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)

‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)


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(Thursday, June 27, 1957, doors opened at 10:00 a.m. EDT)Sweet Smell of Success, an American film noir about a crooked press agent who stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister’s romance, opened today at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)

Elvis Presley performs last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1977)


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(Sunday, June 26, 1977, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — Rock icon Elvis Presley, 42, performed what would turn out to be his last concert tonight at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Continue reading Elvis Presley performs last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1977)

First Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling published in UK 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1997)


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(Thursday, June 26, 1997) — The first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, was published today by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Continue reading First Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling published in UK 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1997)

The Beatles complete ‘All You Need Is Love’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1967)


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(Monday, June 26, 1967, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. BST) — The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, the band completed the song today by replacing the tambourine which appeared in the introduction of the television broadcast with a drum roll played by Ringo Starr at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘All You Need Is Love’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1967)

‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’ opens in New York City 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1947)


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(Thursday, June 26, 1947, 10:40 a.m. EDT)The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, a fantasy romantic comedy-drama film about a spirited widow who rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost, opened this morning at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’ opens in New York City 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1947)