Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

Palestinian terrorists kill 2 Israeli athletes, take 9 hostage at Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'One Day in September' (4:41 a.m. at 18:56)

(Tuesday, September 5, 1972, 4:30 a.m. local time) — A Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September infiltrated the Olympic village in Munich, West Germany, this morning, killing two Israeli athletes and taking nine more hostage, in what came to be known as the Munich Massacre. Continue reading Palestinian terrorists kill 2 Israeli athletes, take 9 hostage at Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago this hour (1972)

The Beatles record at EMI for first time with Ringo Starr 50 years ago this hour (1962)


Audio: 'How Do You Do It' (September 4, 1962)

(Tuesday, September 4, 1962, 7:00 p.m.-11:15 p.m. BST) — The Beatles held their first recording session today with Ringo Starr as the rock group’s permanent drummer (replacing Pete Best on Aug. 18, 1962) at EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London.

The group recorded How Do You Do It (released in 1995) and Love Me Do (released as a single in the UK on Oct. 5, 1962, but subsequently replaced with a version of the song recorded a week later on Sept. 11, 1962).


Audio: 'Love Me Do' (September 4, 1962)

Lennon, Ono perform on Jerry Lewis MDA telethon 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Imagine' (partial)

(Monday, September 4, 1972, Labor Day) — John Lennon and Yoko Yoko performed live today with the Elephant’s Memory band towards the end of the all-day annual American TV special Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, an event to raise money to combat muscular dystrophy. Continue reading Lennon, Ono perform on Jerry Lewis MDA telethon 40 years ago today (1972)

‘The (New) Price Is Right’ debuts on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'The New Price Is Right - episode 01 - VTR Aug 19th 1972'

(Monday, September 4, 1972, Labor Day, 10:30 a.m. EDT)The (New) Price Is Right, a game show that revolved around contestants competing to identify the pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes, debuted today on CBS-TV (taped Aug. 19, 1972, at CBS Television City in Hollywood) with Bob Barker as host.

‘The Joker’s Wild’ debuts on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'The Joker's Wild - First Episode 1972'

(Monday, September 4, 1972, Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. EDT)The Joker’s Wild, a game show where contestants answered questions based on categories that were determined randomly by a mechanism resembling a slot machine, debuted today on CBS-TV (taped at CBS Television City in Hollywood) with Jack Barry as host (click here to watch the entire first episode).

Advance elements of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia cross into Maryland 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Sept. 4, 1862 (at 40:49)

(Thursday, September 4, 1862, during the Maryland Campaign, part of the¬†American Civil War) — Advance elements of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed into Maryland from Loudoun County today.

Emboldened by success at Second Bull Run, the Confederate leadership intended to take the war into Union territory for the first time (the main body of the 55,000-man army advanced into Frederick, Maryland, on September 7, 1862).