Video: 'La beatlemanie déferle sur Montréal' (press conference/post-press conference John Lennon interview at 1:00)
(Tuesday, September 8, 1964, 6:00 p.m. EDT) — The Beatles held a press conference tonight between two shows at the Montreal Forum during the band’s 16th stop of their first full North American tour. Continue reading The Beatles hold a press conference in Montreal 50 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1964)
Video: 'Snake River Canyon jump 1973-EVEL KNIEVEL Awesome video!!'
(Sunday, September 8, 1974, 3:36 p.m. MDT) — With much media fanfare, daredevil Evel Knievel tried and failed to leap the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon today on his specially engineered rocket motorcycle.
His drogue parachute malfunctioned and opened on take-off. Evel and his contraption floated to the bottom of the canyon, landing on the riverbank directly below his launch ramp.
Video: 'Downfall' trailer
(Wednesday, September 8, 2004) — Downfall, a German war film depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s reign over Nazi Germany in 1945, premiered today in Munich, Germany.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the film starred Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Corinna Harfouch, Juliane Köhler and Thomas Kretschmann.
(Saturday, September 8, 1984) — “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Saturday, September 8, 1984) — “Rock Me Tonite” by Billy Squier at #15 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'La beatlemanie déferle sur Montréal' (airport arrival at 0:00-1:00)
(Tuesday, September 8, 1964, 2:24 p.m. EDT) — The Beatles arrived at Dorval airport in Montreal this afternoon to begin the band’s 16th stop of it’s first full North American Tour. In spite of an awful storm, 5 000 fans are waiting for them at the airport, most of them girls, along with 120 officers from the RCMP.
Video: 'The Beatles - Toronto, Canada Interview - September 7, 1964' (departure at 10:04)
(Tuesday, September 8, 1964) — The Beatles departed Toronto International Airport today on a flight to Montreal, concluding the band’s 15th stop on their first full North American Tour.
Video: 'Ford Pardons Nixon - September 8, 1974'
(Sunday, September 8, 1974, 11:01 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard M, Nixon an unconditional pardon today for all federal crimes that he “committed or may have committed or taken part in” while in office, an act Ford said was intended to spare Nixon and the nation further punishment in the Watergate scandals. Continue reading President Ford pardons former President Nixon 40 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1974)
Video: 'WW2 - V2 "A4 Vengeance Weapon 2"'
(Friday, September 8, 1944; during World War II) — Nazi Germany today fired the first V-2 rocket, the world’s first long-range ballistic missile, into London. Continue reading London hit by a V-2 rocket for first time 70 years ago today (Sep 8 1944)