Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ series debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1967)


Video: 'Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) - Bob Crane and Dick Smothers Sing About "Pollution"' (Feb. 26, 1967)

(Sunday, February 5, 1967, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST)The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, an American comedy and variety show television series featuring content that appealed to contemporary youth viewership with daring political satire humor and major music acts and hosted by 30-year old Tom Smothers and his 27-year-old brother Dick Smothers, premiered tonight on CBS. Continue reading ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ series debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1967)

George Harrison interviewed on ‘Les rendez-vous du dimanche’ in France 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1977)


Video: 'Interview de George Harrison sur Les Beatles'

(Saturday, February 5, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison was interviewed today on Les Rendez-vous du dimanche for airing in France on Feb. 6, 1977, as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3. Continue reading George Harrison interviewed on ‘Les rendez-vous du dimanche’ in France 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1977)

Roosevelt proposes plan to ‘pack’ Supreme Court 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1937)


Video: 'Reshaping the Supreme Court'

(Friday, February 5, 1937, noon EST) — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt today proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which included a provision to increase the number of Supreme Court justices to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation that the court had ruled unconstitutional. Continue reading Roosevelt proposes plan to ‘pack’ Supreme Court 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1937)

Congress overrides President Wilson, passes immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1917)


Video: '1917 Immigration Act'

(Monday, February 5, 1917; during World War I) — Congress today overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto of the Immigration Act of 1917 aimed at preventing “undesirables” and anyone born in the “Asiatic Barred Zone” from entering the U.S. Continue reading Congress overrides President Wilson, passes immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1917)