Video: 'The Jazz Singer (1927) - Trailer' (Oct. 6, 1927, at 1:43)
(Thursday, October 6, 1927, 8:45 p.m. EST) — The era of talking pictures arrived tonight at Warner Theatre in Times Square in New York City with the opening of The Jazz Singer, an American musical film about a cantor’s son who breaks with family tradition to go into show business. Continue reading ‘The Jazz Singer’ ushers in era of talking pictures 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1927)
Video: 'The Everly Brothers "Wake Up Little Susie" on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, October 6, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Everly Brothers performed “Wake Up Little Susie” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1957)
Video: 'World Series Baseball (1947)'
(Monday, October 6, 1947, at approximately 1:30 p.m.-3:49 p.m. EST) — The New York Yankees won the 1947 World Series today, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-2 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, in the seventh and deciding game. Continue reading Yankees beat Dodgers to win World Series 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1947)
Video: 'The Beatles - Blue Jay Way (04, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Friday, October 6, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” (with a cello and tambourine overdub) today at EMI Studio 2 in London for Magical Mystery Tour, the band’s next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Blue Jay Way’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1967)
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 10' (Oct. 6, 1967, at 16:58)
(Friday, October 6, 1967, 12:24 p.m. EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — At the height of the Vietnam War and his war on poverty at home, President Lyndon Johnson asked today for public pressure to help him get a tax increase and challenged Congress to face that unpleasant task “reasonably, not politically.” Continue reading Johnson urges public to press for tax increase 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1967)
Video: 'Death To The Hippie 1967'
(Friday, October 6, 1967, sunrise PDT) — The Summer of Love officially ended today with a mock funeral ceremony entitled “The Death of the Hippie,” staged this morning at Buena Vista Park in San Francisco. Continue reading ‘Death of the Hippie’ mock funeral held 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1967)