Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

‘The Seventh Seal’ opens in Sweden 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1957)


Video: 'The Seventh Seal' trailer

(Saturday, February 16, 1957)The Seventh Seal, a Swedish drama-fantasy film about a medieval knight who challenges Death to a chess game to save himself and his friends, opened today in Sweden.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, the film starred Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré and Åke Fridell

The Beatles add overdubs to ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (Anthology 2 Disc 2)'

(Thursday, February 16, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-1:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles added vocals and bass guitar onto the Feb. 8, 1967, rhythm track (take 8) of “Good Morning Good Morning” tonight at EMI Studio 3 in London. Continue reading The Beatles add overdubs to ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1967)

Accused Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk put on trial in Israel 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1987)


Video: 'trial of John Demjanjuk'

(Monday February 16, 1987)John Demjanjuk went on trial today in Jerusalem, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” a guard at the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp during The Holocaust. Continue reading Accused Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk put on trial in Israel 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1987)

Wallace H. Carothers receives U.S. patent for nylon 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1937)


Video: 'Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber - Decades TV Network'

(Tuesday, February 16, 1937) — Du Pont research chemist Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, inventor of nylon, received a patent today for the synthetic fiber, described as “linear condensation polymers.” Continue reading Wallace H. Carothers receives U.S. patent for nylon 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1937)