Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

‘Groundhog Day’ released in U.S. 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Groundhog Day' trailer

(Friday, February 12, 1993)Groundhog Day, a comedy film about an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again, was released today in the U.S.

Directed by Harold Ramis, the film starred Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott.

First American POWs leave North Vietnam 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 9' (Feb. 12, 1973, at 51:53)

(Monday, February 12, 1973; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War)Operation Homecoming began today as the first flight of 40 U.S. prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict left Hanoi in a C-141A, later known as the “Hanoi Taxi.” Continue reading First American POWs leave North Vietnam 40 years ago today (1973)

The Beach Boys complete six tracks 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'The Beach Boys - Let's go Trippin''

(Monday, February 11, 1963, 11:00 p.m.-Tuesday, February 12, 2:00 a.m. PST) — The Beach Boys tonight completed six recordings for the group’s second album Surfin’ USA at Capital studio in Hollywood, California, including backing tracks and vocals for “Let’s Go Trippin,'” “Honky Tonk,” “Noble Surfer” and “Misirlou,” and vocals for “Farmer’s Daughter” and “Lana.” Continue reading The Beach Boys complete six tracks 50 years ago this hour (1963)