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.
(Saturday, October 31, 1964, Halloween) — The Beatles filmed an interview today with reporter John McGregor ofo Anglia-TV prior to their concert at Gaumont Cinema in Ipswitch, England, during the band’s 18th stop of their 1964 Autumn UK Tour (click here to watch the video).
(Saturday, October 31, 1964) — “Baby Love” by The Supremes peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Oct. 31, Nov. 7/14/21, 1964). “Baby Love” was ranked #324 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Saturday, October 31, 1964) — “Little Honda” by The Hondells peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
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.
Video: 'Nevada Statehood
(Monday, October 31, 1864; during the American Civil War) — Nevada became the 36th state today as U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation to help ensure his reelection on Nov. 8, 1864, and post-Civil War Republican dominance in Congress.
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.
(Saturday, October 30, 2004) — “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys was the #1 song on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for six consecutive weeks (Oct. 30, Nov. 6/13/20/27, Dec. 4, 2004).
Video: 'Rumble In The Jungle (1080p HD)'
(Wednesday, October 30, 1974, 4:00 a.m. WAT) — Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout at the 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), known as the The Rumble in the Jungle, to regain his world heavyweight title.
Video: 'The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)'
(Thursday, October 29, 1964) — The concert film T.A.M.I. Show was shot tonight in Santa Monica, California, featuring performances by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Rolling Stones and The Supremes.