Video: 'Story of Lynyrd Skynyrd' (Oct. 20, 1977, at 18:26)
(Thursday, October 20, 1977, 6:55 p.m. CDT) — A Convair CV-240 chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd ran out of fuel and crashed tonight in Gillsburg, Mississippi, near the end of its flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tour plane crashes 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1977)
Video: 'Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film 1967, the best stabilization of all 5 parts of the film.'
(Friday, October 20, 1967, sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. PDT) — Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin filmed an unidentified animal today near Bluff Creek, California, which has been claimed to be “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch.”
Continue reading ‘Bigfoot’ filmed near Bluff Creek, California 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill (02, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Friday, October 20, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed Paul McCartney’s “The Fool on the Hill” song tonight at EMI Studio 3 in London, overdubbing flutes for Magical Mystery Tour, the band’s next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘The Fool on the Hill’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1967)
Video: 'Hollywood 'Red' Probe, HUAC Hearings Begin 1947/10/20'
(Monday, October 20, 1947, 10:30 a.m. EST; during the Second Red Scare and the Cold War) — The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings today in Washington, D.C., into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry. Continue reading Congress investigates Communists in Hollywood 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1947)
Image: Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence A. Rainey, right, and deputy Cecil Price, center, pass a Meridian policeman en route to court on Oct. 11, 1967.
(Friday, October 20, 1967, 9:12 a.m. CDT; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — A federal jury of white Mississippians convicted Mississippi Deputy Sheriff Cecil R. Price and six other defendants today in Meridian, Mississippi, for participating in a Ku Klux Klan conspiracy to murder three young civil rights workers in 1964 in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Continue reading Seven found guilty in ‘Mississippi Burning’ trial 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1967)