Video: 'News footage on US attack on Libya 1986'
(Monday, April 14, 1986, 7:00 p.m. EST/Tuesday, April 15, 1986, 2:00 a.m. EEST) — The U.S. conducted a series of air strikes today against what the White House called “terrorist centers” and military bases in Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5. Continue reading U.S. jets hit ‘terrorist centers’ in Libya 30 years ago this hour (Apr 15 1986)
(Saturday, April 14, 1956) — Ampex Corp. demonstrated the first practical videotape recorder (in a format known as 2″ Quadruplex) today at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (NARTB) convention in Chicago. Continue reading First practical videotape recorder demonstrated in Chicago 60 years ago today (Apr 14 1956)
(Saturday, April 14, 1956) — “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for three weeks.
The song was ranked #314 on the
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Video: 'The Beatles - Paperback Writer (1966, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Thursday, April 14, 1966, 2:30-7:30 p.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles resumed recording their eleventh single this afternoon at EMI Studio 3 in London, completing Paul McCartney’s “Paperback Writer.” Continue reading The Beatles complete recording ‘Paperback Writer’ 50 years ago this hour (Apr 14 1966)
Video: 'NBC News Today footage (April 14, 1986)' (Harrison at 16:52)
(Monday, April 14, 1986, 7:50 a.m. EST) — In his first major television interview in years, former Beatle George Harrison appeared this morning in the first of a four-part feature on NBC’s Today, recorded at his Henley-on-Thames estate in England (possibly on Friday, Apr. 11, 1986).