Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Beatles release ‘Ain’t She Sweet/If You Love Me, Baby’ 50 years ago today (May 29 1964)


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)

1,012 killed when Canadian ocean liner collides with Norwegian cargo ship 100 years ago this hour (May 29 1914)


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.

Eisenhower deals with strain of planning D-Day 70 years ago this hour (May 29 1944)


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)

‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour (May 28 1974)


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(Monday, May 28, 1974, 9:00 p.m. EDT)M*A*S*H dominated the 26th Primetime Emmy Awards today, winning four awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series (for the first and only time, despite a record 11 nominations). Continue reading ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour (May 28 1974)

Thousands of troops who will spearhead D-Day landings are on the move 70 years ago this hour (May 28 1944)


Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 1/7' (May 28, 1944, at 2:36-10:01)

(Sunday, May 28, 1944, 7:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/1:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 9 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — All over Britain, tens of thousands of troops who will spearhead the D-Day landings are on the move today. Their job is to lead the way for the Allied invasion force against Nazi-occupied continental Europe.