Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

‘That’ll Be the Day’ premieres in London 40 years ago today (1973)

Video: 'That'll Be The Day' (clips)

(Thursday, April 12, 1973)That’ll Be the Day, a film about a restless working-class lad in Britain the late 1950s (reportedly inspired by the early life of John Lennon), premiered today at ABC2 Cinema, London.

Directed by Claude Whatham, the film stars David Essex, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and Deborah Watling.

King arrested during protest against racial segregation in Birmingham, Alabama 50 years ago today (1963)

(Friday, April 12, 1963, Good Friday; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed today in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit for his part in the Birmingham campaign, a planned non-violent protest against racial segregation by Birmingham’s city government and downtown retailers.

During his time behind bars, King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”; he was released on bond on April 20.