Video: 'The Monkees - "Don't Look a Gift Horse In the Mouth"'
(Tuesday, May 31, 1966) — The Monkees television series, a situation comedy that follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers (starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz. Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork), began production today in Malibu Canyon, California, as filming began of the first episode (after the pilot), titled “Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth” (which would air Oct. 31, 1966).
Video: 'WORLD WAR I THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND Military History documentary'
(Wednesday May 31, 1916, 3:48 p.m. CEST; during World War I) — The Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet, began today in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula.
The battle ended the next morning with a strategic British victory. There was no clear-cut victor, although the British suffered heavier losses.
(Monday, May 30, 1966, 14:41:01 UTC/10:41:01 a.m. EDT) — Surveyor 1, an unmanned spacecraft making the nation’s first attempt at a soft landing on the moon, streaked toward its target today with bullseye accuracy.
It carried a camera that will send thousands of pictures of the moon’s surface back to earth, if all does well.
(Wednesday, May 30, 1956, doors opened at 9:30 a.m. EDT) — The Searchers, a Western film about a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece, opened today at the Criterion in New York City.
Directed by John Ford, the film starred John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond and Natalie Wood.