Video: 'President Jimmy Carter Fireside Chat'
(Wednesday, February 2, 1977, 10:00 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Jimmy Carter, wearing a sweater and seated by the fireplace in the White House library, delivered the first “fireside chat” of the television era tonight, softly and calmly called for sacrifice and unity tonight as the answer to the nation’s myriad of economic, energy and bureaucratic problems (click here to watch the full address). Continue reading President Carter urges public sacrifice, unity in ‘fireside chat’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1977)
Video: 'George Harrison in Hamburg BRD in 1977'
(Wednesday, February 2, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison mimed “This Song” today at ZDF Studios in Unterföhring (Munich), West Germany, for the Feb. 5, 1977, airing of the ZDF TV music show Disco ’77 as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3. Continue reading George Harrison mimes ‘This Song’ on ZDF-TV’s ‘Disco ’77’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1977)
(Saturday, February 2, 1957) — “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart for six weeks.
Video: 'The History of Groundhog Day'
(Wednesday, February 2, 1887) — Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time today at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil forecasting a “long winter.” Continue reading First Groundhog Day observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1887)