Video: 'Totie Fields - 1960's'
(Sunday, April 16, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian Totie Fields performed her “I’m Perfect” routine on tonight’s CBS television variety show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. The Ed Sullivan Show Continue reading Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)
(Saturday, April 16, 1977) — “Don’t Give Up on Us” by David Soul peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, April 16, 1977) — “The First Cut Is the Deepest” by Rod Stewart peaked at #21 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Speed Racer - CHALLENGE OF THE MASKED RACER PT. 1 (Episode 3)'
(Sunday, April 16, 1967) — When The Masked Racer, a mysterious race driver considered a dangerous jinx because of fatal crashes in past races, enters a major race, Speed becomes determined to face off against him on today’s episode of the Fuji TV animated series . Speed Racer Continue reading ‘Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 1’ episode airs on ‘Speed Racer’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)
(Wednesday, April 16, 1947, 1:00 p.m. EST; during the — Financier and presidential confidant Cold War) Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech today at the South Carolina statehouse, “Let us not be deceived – we are today in the midst of a cold war,” becoming the first to coin the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Video: 'Texas City Explosion 1947-04-16 Universal Newsreel; Texas City Disaster'
(Wednesday, April 16, 1947, 9:12 a.m. CST) — The French cargo ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up today at the harbor in Texas City, Texas, devastating the town. Continue reading Nearly 600 killed as blasts and fires wreck Texas City, Texas 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1947)
Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny'(April 16, 1917, at 18:31)
(Monday, April 16, 1917; during the on the — Western Front of World War I) Siegfried Sassoon, an officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and one of Britain’s greatest war poets, was wounded by a German sniper today while leading his company in an attack at Fontaine-les-Croisilles. Continue reading Siegfried Sassoon wounded by a German sniper at Fontaine-les-Croisilles 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1917)
Video: 'Shooting tragedy on the campus of Virginia Tech in 2007'
(Monday, April 16, 2007, 7:15 a.m.-9:51 a.m. EDT) — College senior Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people were killed and another 23 injured today at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, before taking his own life after nearly three hours of horror and chaos. Continue reading Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech before taking his own life 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 2007)