Monthly Archives: September 2015

Donovan makes American TV debut on ‘Shindig!’ 50 years ago this hour (Sep 30 1965)


Video: 'Donovan - Catch The Wind (Shindig)'

(Thursday, September 30, 1965, 7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT) — British singer-songwriter Donovan made his American television debut tonight on ABC’s “Shindig!”, performing “Colours” and “Catch the Wind.” Continue reading Donovan makes American TV debut on ‘Shindig!’ 50 years ago this hour (Sep 30 1965)

John Roberts sworn-in as 17th Chief Justice of U.S. 10 years ago this hour (Sep 29 2005)


Video: 'Roberts confirmed as new chief justice, swearing-in'

(Thursday, September 29, 2005, 2:54 p.m. EDT) — Judge John G. Roberts Jr. became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States today, taking the oath of office during a brief but emotional White House ceremony just hours after the Senate, with its Democrats evenly divided, voted overwhelmingly to confirm him.

President Johnson establishes National Endowment for the Humanities 50 years ago this hour (Sep 29 1965)

(Wednesday, September 29, 1965, 9:50-10:25 a.m. EDT) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 today, creating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

During the signing ceremony, the president said the measure would create an American Film Institute (click here to watch video of the event).

40,000 attend free Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship concert in San Francisco 40 years ago today (Sep 28 1975)


Video: 'Franklins Tower-Grateful Dead/ Golden Gate Park 1975-09-28 Lindley Meadows'

(Sunday, September 28, 1975) — 40,000 people got to see Jefferson Starship and Jerry Garcia and Friends perform for free today at Golden Gate Park’s Lindley Meadows in San Francisco; “Jerry Garcia and Friends” ended up being the Grateful Dead, who had not performed together in more than a year.