Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

Strawberry Fields dedicated in New York’s Central Park 30 years ago today (Oct 9 1985)

(Wednesday October 9, 1985)Strawberry Fields, a section of New York’s Central Park just east of 72nd Street and Central Park West, was dedicated to the late musician John Lennon today with his widow Yoko Ono, son Sean Lennon and Mayor Ed Koch in attendance on what would have been the former Beatle’s 45th birthday. Continue reading Strawberry Fields dedicated in New York’s Central Park 30 years ago today (Oct 9 1985)

McCartney begins filming ‘Spies Like Us’ promo video 30 years ago today (Oct 9 1985)

Video: 'Paul McCartney - Spies Like Us'

(Wednesday, October 9, 1985) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney started filming the promotional video for “Spies Like Us”, the title song to the motion picture of the same name, today at Abbey Road Studios in London, co-starring the stars of the film, Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase (filming wrapped up the next day, Oct. 10, 1985).

Achille Lauro hijackers surrender in exchange for safe conduct 30 years ago today (Oct 9 1985)

Video: 'Achille Lauro story'

(Wednesday, October 9, 1985) — The hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner surrendered today in exchange for safe conduct (they were flown towards Tunisia aboard an Egyptian commercial airliner, but intercepted and forced to land in Sicily), two days after seizing the vessel in the Mediterranean and one day after killing passenger Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound tourist from New York.

‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago today (Oct 9 1965)

(Saturday, October 9, 1965)“Yesterday” by The Beatles, one of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Oct. 9/16/23/30, 1965).

It was the group’s tenth of a record 20 number one hits on the chart (1964-1970) and ranked #13 on Rolling Stone‘s 2004 list “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

‘Please Mr. Postman/Devil In Her Heart’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Oct 9 1965)

Video: 'The Beatles Cartoon TV Series - Episode 3 - Please Mr. Postman, Devil in Her Heart'

(Saturday, October 9, 1965, 10:30 a.m. EDT) — Ringo loses 15 rings he bought with all of the Beatles’ spendings and they are expecting a telegram from manager Brian Epstein for more money on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.