Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

‘Behind The Lens’ Linda McCartney documentary premieres 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'Linda - Behind the Lens'

(Saturday, December 26, 1992, Boxing Day, 6:40 p.m. GMT)Behind The Lens, the Arena documentary on Linda McCartney’s photographic career, premiered today on BBC2 in the UK. It included interviews with rock star husband Paul McCartney, plus friends and associates, and showed a selection of her rock photos of the Beatles, Doors, Stones, Hendrix, Who, Joplin and others.

Massive ‘Christmas Bombings’ of North Vietnam resume 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Dec. 26, 1972 (at 1:21)

(Tuesday, December 26, 1972; during Operation Linebacker II, part of the Vietnam War) — Following a pause for the Christmas holiday, 220 American aircraft struck targets in North Vietnam today over a fifteen minute period, destroying a missile assembly facility and crippling radar stations and airbases. Continue reading Massive ‘Christmas Bombings’ of North Vietnam resume 40 years ago today (1972)

Former U.S. President Harry S Truman, 88, dies 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Death of Harry S. Truman'

(Tuesday, December 26, 1972, 7:50 a.m. CDT) — Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), died this morning after developing multiple organ failure in Kansas City’s Research Hospital and Medical Center, Missouri. He was 88. Continue reading Former U.S. President Harry S Truman, 88, dies 40 years ago this hour (1972)