Daily Archives: August 22, 2013

‘With The Beatles’ album cover shot 50 years ago today (1963)

Audio: 'The Beatles - "With The Beatles" (2009 Stereo Remastered) [Full Album]'

(Thursday, August 22, 1963) — The cover for With the Beatles, The Beatles’ second album, was shot today by Robert Freeman in the Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth, England. By coincidence, The Beatles would hold their final photo session as a group exactly six years from this date.

Ambassador Lodge flies into South Vietnam 50 years ago tonight (1963)

Video: 'Vietnam War Documentary | 02 Dien Bien Phu | How America Lost' (Aug. 22, 1963, at 44:24)

(Thursday, August 22, 1963, evening; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge flew into strife-torn Saigon tonight on hurry-up orders from the U.S. government which has sharply denounced yesterday’s government crackdown on Buddhists in South Vietnam.