Video: 'Popular 46th Annual Grammy Awards videos' (64-video playist)
(Sunday, February 8, 2004, 8:00 p.m. EST) — Balladeer Luther Vandross, recovering from a stroke, won four Grammys tonight, including song of the year for “Dance With My Father,” and Beyonce earned a record-tying five honors. Continue reading Beyonce takes five awards at a quiet Grammys 10 years ago this hour (Feb 8 2004)
Video: '1984 Sarajevo Olympics Retrospective'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1984) — The 1984 Winter Olympics opened today in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1272 athletes from 49 countries would participate through Feb. 19, 1984.
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um” by Major Lance peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — “Hey Little Cobra” by The Rip Chords peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob & Earl peaked at #44 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Beatles - "Introducing... The Beatles" (U.S. Stereo LP - Vee-Jay, Version 2) [Full Album]'
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — Introducing… The Beatles by The Beatles debuted at #92 on Billboard‘s 200 album charts. It was the second album by the rock band from Liverpool, England, to appear on the American music charts in as many weeks.
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles debuted at #68 on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. It was the group’s second appearance on the Hot 100 singles chart in four weeks, following “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” and “Please Please Me.”
Video: 'The Beatles - The American Tour with Ed Rudy (Interviews)' (Feb. 8, 1964, 20:03-34:07)
(Saturday, February 8, 1964) — Beatle George Harrison, suffering from a streptococcal sore throat and resting at New York’s Plaza Hotel, was interviewed today via telephone by newsman Ed Rudy. The interview later appeared on Rudy’s documentary LP of the group’s U.S. visit. Continue reading Beatle George Harrison interviewed by Ed Rudy 50 years ago today (Feb 8 1964)
Video: 'The Making of "The Beatles: The First US Visit"- Part 2/5' (Feb. 8, 1964, 0:30-5:16)
(Saturday, February 8, 1964, early afternoon EST) — After a morning press conference in the Baroque Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles went for a walk and photo opportunity in Central Park today, where their every move was followed by around 400 female fans. George Harrison was suffering from a streptococcal sore throat, and so remained in the Plaza.
(Friday, February 8, 1924, 9:40 a.m. local time) — The first execution by gas in the United States took place today at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as Gee Jon, a convicted of murder, was put to death.