The Beatles arrive at London Airport from Stockholm 50 years ago tonight (1963)

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(Thursday, October 31, 1963, evening) — The Beatles touched down at London Airport this evening from Stockholm, greeted by 10,000 fans standing outside in spite of heavy rain.

Also at the airport this day on a talent-spotting visit was American television host Ed Sullivan, who got in touch with the group’s manager and arranged a meeting in New York for the following week.

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