(Saturday, May 31, 1997) — “Say You’ll Be There” by Spice Girls peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
Video: 'Alaskan Pipeline - The Largest Construction'
(Tuesday, May 31, 1977, 8:59 p.m. EDT) — The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, three years in the making despite objections from environmentalists and Alaska Natives, was completed today when the final pipeline weld took place. Continue reading Trans-Alaska oil pipeline completed 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)
Video: 'Seaside Woman'
(Tuesday, May 31, 1977) — The single “Seaside Woman”/”B-Side to Seaside” by Linda McCartney and Wings (her ex-Beatle husband’s band), released under pseudonym Suzy and the Red Stripes, was released today in the U.S. (Aug. 10, 1979, in the UK). Continue reading ‘Seaside Woman’/’B-Side to Seaside’ single by Suzy and the Red Stripes released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)
Video: 'George Harrison - It's What You Value - Lyrics'
(Tuesday, May 31, 1977) — “It’s What You Value”/“Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” by ex-Beatle George Harrison was released today (in the UK only) as the third and final UK single from his album Thirty Three & 1/3. Continue reading ‘It’s What You Value’/’Woman Don’t You Cry for Me’ single by George Harrison released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)
(Saturday, May 30, 1987) — “Big Love” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Big Love’ by Fleetwood Mac peaks at #5 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 30 1987)
(Saturday, May 30, 1987) — “Right on Track” by Breakfast Club peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Right on Track’ by Breakfast Club peaks at #7 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 30 1987)
Video: 'President Kennedy's family reflects on his 100th birthday'
(Tuesday, May 29, 1917, 3:00 p.m. local time) — John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was born John Fitzgerald Kennedy today at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, to businessman/politician Joseph Patrick “Joe” Kennedy and philanthropist/socialite Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy. Continue reading U.S. President John F. Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachusetts 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 29 1917)
Video: 'Archive: Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire'
(Saturday, May 28, 1977, 8:59 p.m. EDT) — 165 Memorial Day holiday nightclub patrons, engulfed in panic, smoke and flame, died tonight when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. Continue reading 165 people killed in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 28 1977)
Video: 'The Ed Sullivan Show - FULL Music Performances (Part 2 of 3 Parts)' (May 28, 1967, at 1:01:59)
(Sunday, May 28, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Temptations performed a medley of “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “All I Need” and “My Girl” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Temptations perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 28 1967)
Video: 'Chichester Arrival (1967)'
(Sunday, May 28, 1967, 8:58 p.m. BST) — Sir Francis Chichester, waving and smiling, sailed into Plymouth Harbor at dusk this evening, home at last after becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966-67. Continue reading Sir Francis Chichester completes epic single-handed voyage around the world 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 28 1967)