Monthly Archives: October 2014

Viet Cong attack major U.S. base, killing 4 Americans 50 years ago this hour (Nov 1 1964)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Nov. 1, 1964, at 20:12)

(Sunday, November 1, 1964, 12:26 a.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Mortar fire from North Vietnamese forces rained early today on the Bien Hoa Air Base near Saigon, killing four U.S. servicemen, wounding 72, and destroying five B-57 jet bombers and other planes.

‘Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles’ album by The Beatles debuts at #121 in USA 50 years ago today (Oct 31 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles I saw her standing there.'

(Saturday, October 31, 1964)Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles by The Beatles, Vee Jay’s final attempt to cash in before their license agreement to release recordings by the band expired, debuted at #121 on today’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated 30 years ago this hour (Oct 31 1984)


Video: 'Indira Gandhi Assassination - News Coverage In 1984'

(Wednesday, October 31, 1984, 9:20 a.m. IST) — Indira Gandhi, the 4th Prime Minister of India, was assassinated today at her Safdarjung Road, New Delhi residence, shot by two of her bodyguards (shot at 9:20 a.m.; declared dead at 2:20 p.m.) in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star, the Indian army’s June 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar which left the temple heavily damaged.