Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sen. Eagleton withdraws from Democratic presidential ticket 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: July 31, 1972 (at 1:33)

(Monday, July 31, 1972, 9:45 p.m. EDT) — Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, withdrew tonight from the party’s presidential ticket with George McGovern following disclosures that Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment. Continue reading Sen. Eagleton withdraws from Democratic presidential ticket 40 years ago this hour (1972)

‘Deliverance’ opens in U.S. theaters 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Deliverance' trailer

(Sunday, July 30, 1972)Deliverance, a thriller film about four men who fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen during a hunt vacation, opened today in U.S. theaters including Loew’s Tower East in New York.

Directed by John Boorman, the film stars Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and James Dickey. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ opens in the U.S. 30 years ago today (1982)


Video: 'An Officer and a Gentleman' trailer

(Wednesday, July 28, 1982)An Officer and a Gentleman, a drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him, opened today in limited release in the U.S.

Directed by Taylor Hackford, the film stars Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett, Jr. (who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), David Keith, Lisa Blount, Robert Loggia and Tony Plana.