Daily Archives: January 30, 2016

Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, 78, dies 10 years ago tonight (Jan 30 2006)

Video: 'IN REMEMBRANCE of Mrs.Coretta Scott King'

(Monday, January 30, 2006, late evening PST) — Coretta Scott King, known first as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., then as his widow, then as an avid proselytizer for his vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change, died today at a hospital in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. She was 78. Continue reading Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, 78, dies 10 years ago tonight (Jan 30 2006)

SSgt. Barry Sadler performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1966)

Video: 'Ballad of the Green Berets - SSGT Barry Sadler [1966]'

(Sunday, January 30, 1966, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — SSgt. Barry Sadler performed “Ballad of the Green Berets” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

George H.W. Bush sworn in as CIA director 40 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1976)

(Friday, January 30, 1976, 11:02 a.m. EST) — George H.W. Bush, with President Gerald Ford in attendance, was sworn in today as the 11th Director of Central Intelligence (replacing William Colby) to head the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, recently rocked by a series of revelations, including those based on investigations by the Church Committee regarding illegal and unauthorized activities.

Elvis Presley records Carl Perkins’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ in New York City 60 years ago this hour (Jan 30 1956)

Video: 'Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes'

(Monday, January 30, 1956, at around 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EST) — Elvis Presley, 21, recorded a cover version of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” today during a seven-hour session at the RCA Studio, 155 E. 24th Street in New York City.

Three other tunes were recorded this day, including “My Baby Left Me,” “One-Sided Love Affair,” and “So Glad You’re Mine.”