Daily Archives: November 2, 2014

George Harrison launches North American tour in Vancouver 40 years ago tonight (Nov 2 1974)

Video: 'George Harrison-US Tour 1974 (rare!)'

(Saturday, November 2, 1974) — George Harrison launched his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” tonight at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records. It was his first tour since the Beatles North American Tour of 1966 and the first North American tour by any former Beatle.

Bush narrowly defeats Kerry, re-elected U.S. President 10 years ago today (Nov 2 2004)

Video: '2004 election night' (20 videos; coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. EST)

(Tuesday, November 2, 2004, during the 2004 presidential campaign) — Republican President George W. Bush of Texas was re-elected President of the United States today, defeating Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Continue reading Bush narrowly defeats Kerry, re-elected U.S. President 10 years ago today (Nov 2 2004)

‘The Killing Fields’ opens in New York City 30 years ago today (Nov 2 1984)

Video: 'The Killing Fields' (trailer)

(Friday, November 2, 1984)The Killing Fields, a British drama film about an American journalist and his Cambodian adviser who fight to survive the country’s communist takeover, opened today at the Cinema 1 in New York City.

Directed by Roland Joffé, the film starred Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich and Athol Fugard.

‘You Haven’t Done Nothin” by Stevie Wonder peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago today (Nov 2 1974)

(Saturday, November 2, 1974)“You Haven’t Done Nothin'” by Stevie Wonder (featuring background vocals by The Jackson 5), aimed squarely at former President Richard Nixon, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. The track was Wonder’s fourth of ten number one hits on the chart (1963-1986).

Senator Johnson re-elected in landslide in midterm elections 60 years ago today (Nov 2 1954)

(Tuesday, November 2, 1954) — Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas was elected to a second term in the Senate today over Republican Carlos G. Watson 84.6% to 14.9%. And since the Democrats won the majority in the Senate in the midterm elections, Johnson then became majority leader in January 1955 (click here to watch American Experience: LBJ at 39:27)