Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

Blast kills 5, cripples U.S. ship in Saigon 50 years ago this hour (May 2 1964)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 5' (May 2, 1964, at 13:07)

(Saturday, May 2, 1964, 3:00 a.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The USS Card was mined by sappers of a Viet Cong underwater demolition team this morning while docked in the heavily defended Saigon Harbor, then capitol of South Vietnam. Five civilian crew members were killed by the explosions

The Beatles record third appearance on ‘From Us To You’ 50 years ago this hour (May 1 1964)


Video: '# 47. The Beatles - (BBC Radio, "From Us to You" # 3, May 18, 1964)'

(Friday, May 1, 1964, 6:30-9:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded a third contribution to the BBC Light Programme From Us To You today at the BBC Paris Studio in London, for airing on May 18, 1964, at 10 a.m. when the group was scheduled to be on holiday. Continue reading The Beatles record third appearance on ‘From Us To You’ 50 years ago this hour (May 1 1964)