Monthly Archives: March 2015

American forces launch amphibious invasion of Okinawa 70 years ago this hour (Apr 1 1945)


Video: 'J.Pacific Lost Evidence Okinawa World War II' (5 videos; Apr. 1, 1945, at 7:34 during first video)

(Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 8:15 a.m. JST; during the Battle of Okinawa, part of the Pacific Theatre of World War II) — The U.S. Tenth Army this morning launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa, main island of the Ryukyus, 362 miles from the Japanese home islands. Continue reading American forces launch amphibious invasion of Okinawa 70 years ago this hour (Apr 1 1945)

‘On the Waterfront’ wins Best Motion Picture at 27th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour (Mar 30 1955)


Video: '1955 Oscars' (17 videos)

(Wednesday, March 30, 1955, 7:30-9:18 p.m. PST)On the Waterfront, a crime drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, won eight Oscars tonight at the 27th Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Elia Kazan for Best Director and Marlon Brando for Best Actor. Continue reading ‘On the Waterfront’ wins Best Motion Picture at 27th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour (Mar 30 1955)

The Beatles attempt ‘That Means A Lot’ again, complete ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ 50 years ago this hour (Mar 30 1965)


Video: 'That Means A Lot Sessions' (Mar. 30, 1965, at 3:39-10:13)

(Tuesday, March 30, 1965, 7:00-10:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles this evening continued production of their fifth album Help! at EMI Studio 2 in London, making a second attempt at “That Means A Lot” (which would not be released) and finishing “You’re Going To Lose That Girl”. Continue reading The Beatles attempt ‘That Means A Lot’ again, complete ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ 50 years ago this hour (Mar 30 1965)