Monthly Archives: June 2016

National Organization for Women (NOW) founded in Washington, D.C. 50 years ago #OTD (June 30 1966)


Video: 'Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women | Radcliffe Institute'

(Thursday, June 30, 1966) — The feminist organization the National Organization for Women (NOW) was established today in Washington, D.C., by people attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women. Continue reading National Organization for Women (NOW) founded in Washington, D.C. 50 years ago #OTD (June 30 1966)

The Beatles perform in Tokyo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (June 30 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles - Live Budokan Stadium 1966 Night 1 (Tokyo, Japan HD 1080p RARE ORIGINAL)' (June 30, 1966)

(Thursday, June 30, 1966, 7:35 p.m. JST) — The Beatles performed the first of five shows (through July 2) at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo this evening, on the first stop of the band’s Summer 1966 Asia Mini-Tour. Continue reading The Beatles perform in Tokyo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (June 30 1966)

Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller 60 years ago #OTD this hour (June 29 1956)


Video: 'Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller - The Civil Wedding 1956'

(Friday, June 29, 1956, 7:21 p.m. EDT) — Actress Marilyn Monroe, 30, married playwright Arthur Miller, 40, in a civil ceremony tonight in White Plains, New York. It was her third marriage and his second marriage. Continue reading Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller 60 years ago #OTD this hour (June 29 1956)

Democrats nominate Thomas A. Hendricks for vice president 140 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (June 29 1876)

(Thursday, June 29, 1876) — Governor Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana was almost unanimously nominated vice president today on the first ballot at the 1876 Democratic National Convention meeting at the Merchants Exchange Building in St. Louis. Continue reading Democrats nominate Thomas A. Hendricks for vice president 140 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (June 29 1876)

The Beatles hold a news conference in Tokyo #OTD 50 years ago this hour (June 29 1966)


Video: 'Beatles Japan 1966 Press Conference - True Stereo (Temp Mix)'

(Wednesday, June 29, 1966, 3:20 p.m. JST) — Nearly twelve hours after arriving in Tokyo for their Summer 1966 Asia Mini-Tour, The Beatles held a news conference this afternoon at the Tokyo Hilton. Continue reading The Beatles hold a news conference in Tokyo #OTD 50 years ago this hour (June 29 1966)

‘The King and I’ film premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (June 28 1956)


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(Thursday, June 28, 1956, evening EDT)The King and I, a musical film about the king of Siam who clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children, premiered tonight at the Roxy in New York City.

Directed by Walter Lang, the film starred Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson and Rex Thompson.