Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago today (1942)

(Saturday, October 31, 1942)White Christmas by Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of eleven weeks (October 31, November 7/14/21/28, December 5/12/19/26, 1942, January 2/9, 1943). Continue reading ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago today (1942)

Hoover attacks FDR’s New Deal during huge New York rally 80 years ago today (1932)


Video: 'Republicans campaign for President 1932' (Oct. 31, 1932 at 1:57)

(Monday, October 31, 1932, evening, during the 1932 presidential campaign) — In a campaign speech to an overflow crowd tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, U.S. President Herbert Hoover declared that the “inchoate new deal,” proposed by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his supporters would “destroy the very foundations of our government and crack the timbers of the Constitution.”

U.S. Vice President James Sherman dies of Bright’s disease 100 years ago this hour (1912)


Video: 'Vice-Presidents of the United States' (Sherman at 2:15)

(Wednesday, October 30, 1912, 9:42 p.m. EDT) — Vice President James S. Sherman, running for a second term of office with President William Howard Taft, died today of Bright’s disease in Utica, New York, just six days before Election Day. Sherman, 57, was replaced with Nicholas Murray Butler, but Taft, the Republican candidate, ended up losing in an Electoral College landslide to Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Access Hollywood’ 10 years ago today (2002)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Access Hollywood (11-25-02)'

(Tuesday, October 29, 2002) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, the site of the final show of the second of four legs of his Driving World Tour, for airing next month on Access Hollywood. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Access Hollywood’ 10 years ago today (2002)