(Saturday, August 9, 1975) — “Jive Talkin'” by the Bee Gees peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s second of nine number one hits on the chart (1971-1979).
(Saturday, August 9, 1975) — “Please Mr. Please” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, August 9, 1975) — “Midnight Blue” by Melissa Manchester peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (Aug. 10, 1945, at 46:04)
(Friday, August 10, 1945; 2:00 a.m. JST, during World War II) — Presiding over a special meeting of the War Council, Japanese Emperor Hirohito decided this morning that “continuing the war can only mean destruction for the nation and prolongation of bloodshed and cruelty in the world. I cannot bear to see my innocent people suffer any longer,” and that Japan should surrender.
(Saturday, August 9, 1975) — “The Rockford Files” by Mike Post peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'THE SILKIE YOUVE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY'
(Monday, August 9, 1965) — Three of the four Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) attended a recording session of Lennon-McCartney’s “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” by the folk group The Silkie today at IBC Studios in central London, with McCartney (on guitar) and Harrison (on tambourine) performing on the track and Lennon in the control room.
Video: 'Scenes and Incidents, Russo-Japanese Peace Conference, Portsmouth, N.H.'
(Wednesday, August 9, 1905) — Japanese and Russian delegations convened the Portsmouth Peace Conference today at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, (by invitation of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt) to negotiate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. A total of twelve sessions were held between Aug. 9-30.
Video: 'Jerry Garcia's death on CBS News- Grateful Dead'
(Wednesday, August 9, 1995, 4:23 a.m. PDT) — Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died today in his room at Serenity Knolls, a residential drug treatment center in Forest Knolls, California, of a heart attack eight days after turning 53.