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(Wednesday, August 18, 1993) — Manhattan Murder Mystery, a comedy murder mystery film about a middle-aged couple that suspects foul play when their neighbor’s wife suddenly drops dead, opened today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston and Alan Alda. It was Keaton’s ninth and final (to date) appearance in a Woody Allen film (1971-1993).
(Saturday, August 18, 1973) — “Touch Me in the Morning” by Diana Ross peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It became her second solo #1 single (after 12 with The Supremes) on the chart.
(Saturday, August 18, 1973) — “Get Down” by Gilbert O’Sullivan peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, August 18, 1973) — “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” by Chicago peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Sunday, August 18, 1963; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — James Meredith today became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi in its 115 years of existence. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, having majored in political science and minored in French. Continue reading James Meredith becomes first black student to graduate from Ole Miss 50 years ago today (1963)
Video: 'Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven'
(Saturday, August 18, 1973, 1:00 a.m. EST) — Electric Light Orchestra and Joe Walsh were among the performers on tonight’s episode of the late-night musical variety NBC-TV series The Midnight Special as hosted tonight by Richard Pryor. Continue reading Electric Light Orchestra, Joe Walsh perform on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)