Video: 'Paul McCartney - Celebration'
(Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 7:30 p.m. BST) — Paul McCartney’s new classical piece Standing Stone premiered tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘Standing Stone’ premieres in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1997)
Video: 'Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier -- X-1 -- 1947'
(Tuesday, October 14, 1947, 10:26 a.m. PST) — Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier today as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft over the Rogers Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert in California. Continue reading Chuck Yeager first person to break sound barrier 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1947)
(Saturday, October 14, 1967) — Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower unveiled today the cornerstone of a new National Presbyterian Church that will replace the one he attended while he was in office (click here to watch video). Continue reading Eisenhower feted on 77th birthday 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1967)
(Saturday, October 14, 1967) — “Dandelion” by The Rolling Stones peaked at #14 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Dandelion’ by The Rolling Stones peaks at #14 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles cartoons Episode 38'
(Saturday, October 14, 1967, 12:00 noon EDT) — The Beatles are strolling around Salisbury Plain when they all fall into a well; and later, Ringo loses his voice on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC. Continue reading ‘Tomorrow Never Knows/I’ve Just Seen A Face’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1967)