Video: 'Wonder Years series finale'
(Wednesday, May 12, 1993, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Kevin is heartbroken when he finds out Winnie is dating one of the other lifeguards on tonight’s series finale episode of the TV comedy-drama The Wonder Years.
Video: 'George Harrison Any Road (2009 Stereo Remaster)'
(Monday, May 12, 2003) — “Any Road”/”Marwa Blues” by the late Beatle George Harrison, the first (and only) single from his album Brainwashed, was released today in the UK where it peaked at #37. “Any Road” was the last Harrison song to be released as a single. Continue reading ‘Any Road/Marwa Blues’ single by George Harrison released 10 years ago today (2003)
Video: '(11/11) Battlefield II Tunisia Ep11 World War II' (May 12, 1943, at 0:18)
(Wednesday, May 12, 1943, 8:15 p.m. local time; part of Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of World War II)— The North African Campaign concluded tonight when Allied headquarters announced that organized enemy resistance in the The Battle of Tunisia had ceased in all sectors and that 150,000 (later revised to 250,000) German Afrika Korps and Italian troops had been taken prisoner. Continue reading Axis forces in North Africa surrender 70 years ago this hour (1943)
Video: John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Flipside
(Saturday, May 12, 1973) — Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, were interviewed today for Flipside at The Record Plant East in New York for airing on June 30, 1973. Ono performed “Winter Song” from her recent album Approximately Infinite Universe.
(Saturday, May 12, 1973) — “Drift Away” by Dobie Gray peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, May 12, 1973) — “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, May 12, 1973) — “Reelin’ In the Years” by Steely Dan peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Sunday, May 12, 1963) — Bob Dylan walked off the set of the variety TV program The Ed Sullivan Show this afternoon because CBS would not allow him to sing “Talking John Birch Society Blues” on tonight’s show. Continue reading Bob Dylan walks off ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ set in censorship dispute 50 years ago today (1963)
(Wednesday, May 12, 1943, during World War II)— The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened today in Washington. The plans for the Italian Campaign, air attacks on Nazi Germany and the Pacific War would be agreed upon during the next two weeks.
(Friday, May 12, 1933; part of the New Deal in response to the Great Depression) — The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was signed into law today by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, giving the federal government the power to raise farm prices and to provide relief on farm mortgage foreclosures. Also known as the “Wagner Act”, the bill provided $500 million for farm relief.
Signed on the same day was the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), which would eventually spend four billion dollars to create job programs for unemployed U.S. workers.