Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

President Ford appeals for ‘new realism’ in State of the Union address 40 years ago this hour (Jan 19 1976)

Video: 'Gerald Ford-State of the Union Address (January 19, 1976)'

(Monday, January 19, 1976, 9:00 p.m. EST) — In his second State of the Union address, U.S. President Gerald Ford, declaring that “common sense” dictated a self-disciplined course at the outset of the third American century, called tonight on Congress to act with restraint in meeting the immediate needs and expectations of the nation (click here to watch the full address).

The Beatles offered at least $30 million to reunite for a concert 40 years ago today (Jan 19 1976)


(January 19, 1976) — Promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million today to reunite for a concert in the U.S., six years after the English rock group (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) disbanded.

Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million, but they refused.