Video: 'Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas - From A Window'
(Friday, May 29, 1964) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles attended a recording session today at EMI Studios in London for the Lennon-McCartney composition “From a Window” as performed by Bill J Kramer, singing the final syllable: “…niiiight.”
Video: 'The Beatles - Ain't She Sweet (2013 Stereo Remix & Remaster)'
(Friday, May 29, 1964) — The Beatles released “Ain’t She Sweet”/“If You Love Me, Baby” (B-side with Tony Sheridan on lead vocal; both tracks recorded in Hamburg, West Germany, in June 1961) today in the UK as a single on the Polydor label. Continue reading The Beatles release ‘Ain’t She Sweet/If You Love Me, Baby’ 50 years ago today (May 29 1964)
Video: 'Dial M for Murder' trailer
(Saturday, May 29, 1954) — Dial M for Murder, a crime thriller film about a straying husband who frames his wife for the murder of the man he’d hired to kill her, opened today in New York City at the Paramount theater.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings and John Williams.
(Wednesday, May 1, 1844) — U.S. House Speaker James K. Polk of Tennessee was unanimously nominated president today on the ninth ballot at the Democratic National Convention meeting at Odd Fellows Hall in Baltimore. Continue reading Democrats nominate James Polk, George Dallas 170 years ago today (May 29 1844)
Video: 'Z Empress of Ireland Sinking May 24th 1914' (3 videos)
(Friday, May 29, 1914, about 2:00 a.m. local time) — The Canadian ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec today after colliding with the Norwegian cargo ship SS Storstad. Of the 1,477 people on board the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died. The Storstad suffered only minor damage.
Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 1/7' (May 29, 1944, at 10:01)
(Monday, May 29, 1944, 8:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/2:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 8 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in charge of the D-Day landings, perfects his golf swing, chain smokes and thinks about his family back home while at his headquarters at his headquarters near the south coast of England. Continue reading Eisenhower deals with strain of planning D-Day 70 years ago this hour (May 29 1944)