Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Moonlight Cocktail’ by Glenn Miller peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago today (1942)

(Saturday, February 28, 1942)Moonlight Cocktail by Glenn Miller (with vocals by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of 10 weeks (February 28, March 7/14/21/28, April 4/11/18/25, May 2, 1942).

The song was recorded on December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Nixons depart China, ending historic visit 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Shanghai Communique comes together (at 3:44)

(Sunday, February 27, 1972, 9:12 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Richard M. Nixon departed China this morning (10:12 a.m. local time, Feb. 28, 1972) with a goodbye wave from a solemn Premier Chou En-lai in his gray tunic. Nixon and his wife Pat spent a week in China, an important step in formally normalizing relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).