Monthly Archives: November 2017

Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)


Video: 'Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (Full)'

(Wednesday, November 30, 1977, 9 p.m. EST)Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special, recorded just five weeks before his death on Oct. 14, 1977, aired tonight on CBS, featuring the unusual pairing of Crosby and David Bowie on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” (taped Sept. 11, 1977). Continue reading Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)

‘The Goodbye Girl’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)


Video: 'The Goodbye Girl' trailer

(Wednesday, November 30, 1977, 12 noon EST)The Goodbye Girl, an American romantic comedy-drama film about a dancer who discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor, opened today at Loews Tower East in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Goodbye Girl’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)

Gene McCarthy to challenge LBJ for Democratic nomination 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1967)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - Tet [6/11]' (McCarthy campaigns at 43:30)

(Thursday, November 30, 1967, morning EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — In a direct challenge to the renomination of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration’s policies on the Vietnam War, U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota announced his candidacy for the 1968 Democratic Party presidential nomination today in the Senate caucus room on Capitol Hill. Continue reading Gene McCarthy to challenge LBJ for Democratic nomination 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1967)

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1967)


Video: 'Nov. 29, 1967: Robert McNamara Resigns'

(Wednesday, November 29, 1967, evening EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — In the midst of a public relations campaign by the Johnson administration to build support for the Vietnam War, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, one of the war’s primary architects, announced tonight he was resigning to become president of the World Bank, effective in early 1968. Continue reading Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1967)

North Korean agents blow up South Korean airliner in mid-flight 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1987)


Video: '1987, the North Korean Spy who blew up a plane, Korean Air Flight 858'

(Sunday, November 29, 1987, 2:05 p.m. KST)Korean Air Flight 858, a scheduled international passenger flight between Baghdad, Iraq, and Seoul, South Korea, exploded in mid-air today upon the detonation of a bomb planted inside an overhead storage bin in the airplane’s passenger cabin by North Korean agents. Continue reading North Korean agents blow up South Korean airliner in mid-flight 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1987)

The Beatles record ‘Christmas Time Is Here Again!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 28 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here Again (1967)'

(Tuesday, November 28, 1967, 6:00 p.m.-2:45 a.m. GMT)“Christmas Time Is Here Again!,” a holiday musical/spoken performance by The Beatles for their fan club, was recorded today at EMI Studio 3 in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘Christmas Time Is Here Again!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 28 1967)

‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 28 1987)

(Saturday, November 28, 1987)“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 28 1987)

‘Pins and Needles’ musical revue opens on Broadway 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1937)


Video: 'Pins & Needles 1963'

(Saturday, November 27, 1937, evening EST)Pins and Needles, a musical revue produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union with music and lyrics by Harold Rome, opened tonight at the Labor Stage Theatre in New York. Continue reading ‘Pins and Needles’ musical revue opens on Broadway 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1937)