Video: 'Safety Last 1923 Harold Lloyd reloj'
(Sunday, April 1, 1923) — Safety Last!, a romantic comedy silent film about a small-town boy out to impress his girlfriend scales a skyscraper in the big city, opened today in the United States.
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, the film stars Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young and Westcott Clarke.
Video: '1933 Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses'
(Saturday, April 1, 1933) — The Nazi government organized a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany today, with the assistance of Julius Streicher, publisher of the anti-Semitic daily newspaper Der Sturmer. The boycott failed to attract public support. Read more on Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews with boycott of Jewish-owned businesses 80 years ago today (1933)…
Audio: 'The Beatles - Side By Side (13th May 1963) (recorded Apr. 1, 1963)'
(Monday, April 1, 1963, 6:30-10:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded an appearance tonight for the BBC Light Programme Side By Side at Studio 1, BBC Piccadilly Studios in London. They performed six songs, including Long Tall Sally, A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Thank You Girl and Boys, for broadcast on May 13, 1963 from 5:00 to 5:29 p.m.
Video: 'James Paul McCartney and Wings (TV special 1973)' (Apr. 1, 1973, at 12:09 and 31:33)
(Sunday, April 1, 1973) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney shot performances of Little Woman Love/C Moon, My Love and Live and Let die at ATV Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, England, for James Paul McCartney, a television special produced by ATV and starring McCartney and his then current rock group Wings.
(Thursday, April 2, 1863; during the American Civil War) — Food shortages incited thousands of people, mostly women, to riot today in Richmond, Virginia, and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies. Citizens broke into shops and began seizing clothing, shoes, food and even jewelry before the Militia arrived to restore order.
Video: 'The Beatles / 1962-1966 UK LP'
(Monday, April 2, 1973) — The two official Beatles’ greatest hits double albums, namely 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 are released in the United States. They will soon become fondly referred to as the “Red” and “Blue” albums respectively. (They are released in the UK on April 20.) Read more on The Beatles release ’1962-1966′ and ’1967-1970′ greatest hits double albums 40 years ago today (1973)…
Video: 'Nutopia Announcement' (Apr. 2, 1973)
(Monday, April 2, 1973) — Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held a news conference today at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York in New York City to discuss their appeal in their ongoing battle against deportation and to announce the birth of the conceptual country Nutopia. Read more on John Lennon appeals deportation order, declares birth of Nutopia 40 years ago today (1973)…
(Friday, April 3, 1953) — TV Guide, a weekly American magazine with listings of TV shows, was published for the first time today, with 10 editions and a circulation of 1,562,000.
The cover featured a photograph of Lucille Ball’s newborn son Desi Arnaz, Jr. A small photo of Lucy was also placed in the top corner under the title of the issue which read: “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”