Video: 'Pilot Gary Powers died here'
(Monday, August 1, 1977, at about 12:40 p.m. PDT; during the Cold War) — Francis Gary Powers, whose U-2 espionage flight over the Soviet Union touched off a crisis in Soviet-American relations in 1960, was killed today with his cameraman, George Spears, when the helicopter he piloted as a reporter for KNBC-TV ran out of fuel and crashed into a field near Encino, Los Angeles. Continue reading U-2 spy pilot Gary Powers killed in helicopter crash 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 1 1977)
(Saturday, August 1, 1987) — “Shakedown” by Bob Seger peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Shakedown’ by Bob Seger peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 1 1987)
Video: 'Listen to I, the Jury Audiobook by Mickey Spillane, narrated by Mike Dennis'
(Friday, August 1, 1947) — The first novel by American crime-fiction writer Mickey Spillane, I, the Jury, featuring the debut of private eye Mike Hammer, was published today. Continue reading Mickey Spillane’s debut novel ‘I, the Jury’ published 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 1 1947)