Monthly Archives: October 2015

Daily News publishes ‘Ford to City: Drop Dead’ headline 40 years ago today (Oct 30 1975)

(Thursday, October 30, 1975) — The New York Daily News ran the headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead” today, a day after President Gerald R. Ford said in a speech before the National Press Club he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City. Continue reading Daily News publishes ‘Ford to City: Drop Dead’ headline 40 years ago today (Oct 30 1975)

British model Jean Shrimpton helps launch the miniskirt 50 years ago today (Oct 30 1965)


Image: 'English model, Jean Shrimpton, attends Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, October 30 1965.'

(Saturday, October 30, 1965) — The miniskirt had its “coming out” of sorts today as British model Jean Shrimpton scandalized onlookers by showing up for Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, in a white, sleeveless shift dress, made by Colin Rolfe, that had a hem four inches above her knees. Continue reading British model Jean Shrimpton helps launch the miniskirt 50 years ago today (Oct 30 1965)

‘You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me/Chains’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Oct 30 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles Cartoon Ep 6 of 39 You've Really Got a Hold on Me and Chains'

(Saturday, October 30, 1965, 10:30 a.m. EDT) — The Beatles go on safari in Africa hoping to photograph the local wildlife on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.