Video: 'The Beatles at Convention Hall Las Vegas, NV on 20 August 1964' (Aug. 20, 1964, at :20)
(Thursday, August 20, 1964, 4 p.m./9 p.m. PDT) — The Beatles performed two shows (the second and third of their first full North American Tour) today at the Las Vegas Convention Center, each of which was seen by 8,000 people.
Video: 'The Beatles West Coast Invasion side 2' (Aug. 20, 1964, at 2:45-11:01)
(Thursday, August 20, 1964, 3:30 p.m. PDT) — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles were interviewed by WFUN-AM’s Larry Kane this afternoon at the Las Vegas Convention Center just before the group performed the first of two concerts.
(Tuesday, August 20, 1974, morning EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, 66, was nominated by U.S. President Gerald Ford today to be the next Vice President of the United States, a vacancy created by Ford’s ascension to the presidency upon the Aug. 9, 1974, resignation of President Richard Nixon.
(Thursday, August 20, 1914; during World War I) — The German cavalry captured and occupied Brussels today without resistance, part of the German invasion of Belgium that began 16 days ago.
Video: 'BEATLES 32 Days 25 Cities 32 Shows LAS VEGAS 1964' (Aug. 20, 1964, at :20-:37)
(Thursday, August 20, 1964, 1:45 a.m. PDT) — The Beatles arrived at the Old McCarran Field at McCarran International Airport early this morning in Las Vegas, from where they were driven to the Sahara Hotel. Two thousand fans defied the city curfew to see them arrive.