Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour ' (Oct. 31, 1967, at 5:56)
(Tuesday, October 31, 1967) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles was filmed for the “The Fool on the Hill” daydream sequence of the band’s Dec. 26, 1967, Magical Mystery Tour television special today at various locations in Nice, France. Continue reading McCartney filmed for ‘The Fool on the Hill’ sequence 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 31 1967)
Video: '31st October 1517: Martin Luther reputedly posts his 95 Theses'
(Saturday, October 31, 1517) — Martin Luther today sent his Ninety-five Theses or Disputation on the Power of Indulgences denouncing what he saw as the abuses of the Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences, to the Archbishop of Mainz, Germany (by some accounts, Luther also posted the Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg), marking the start of the Protestant Reformation, a schism in the Catholic Church which profoundly changed Europe. Continue reading Martin Luther publishes his 95 Theses 500 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 31 1517)
(Tuesday, October 31, 1967, just after 9:00 a.m. ICT); during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam’s chief of state during two years of military rule, took the oath of office today in Saigon as the first President of South Vietnam’s Second Republic (click here to watch a video report on today’s events). Continue reading Thieu sworn-in as President of South Vietnam 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 31 1967)
Video: 'The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park, and Other Things'
(Sunday, October 29, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Cowsills performed “The Rain, the Park & Other Things” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Cowsills perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1967)
Video: 'Frances Cleveland'
(Wednesday, October 29, 1947, 12 noon EST) — Former First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, who at age 21, remains the youngest wife of a sitting U.S. president, died today at the home of her son, Richard F. Cleveland, in Baltimore at age 83. Continue reading Youngest American first lady dies 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1947)
Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour ' (Oct. 29, 1967, at 2:34-4:52)
(Sunday, October 29, 1967) — Filming for The Beatles’ Dec. 26, 1967, Magical Mystery Tour television special resumed today as Ringo Starr and Aunt Jessie (Jessie Robins) were filmed arguing on the street in Battersea, south London. Continue reading Filming of The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ resumes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1967)
(Wednesday, October 28, 1987, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. CST) — The six Republican presidential candidates faced off in their first debate of the 1988 campaign tonight in Houston, and five of them aimed sharp attacks or subtle barbs at Vice President George H.W. Bush, who is far ahead of his adversaries in the public opinion polls. Continue reading Bush draws foes’ fire in first 1988 GOP presidential debate 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 28 1987)
Video: '2007 World Series, Game 4: Red Sox @ Rockies'
(Sunday, October 28, 2007, 6:30 p.m.-10:05 p.m. MDT) — The Boston Red Sox won the 2007 World Series today, beating the Colorado Rockies 4-3 at at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, in the fourth and deciding game. Continue reading Red Sox beat Rockies to win World Series 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 28 2007)