Video: '45 85 Part 14' (Nov. 15, 1977, at 4:07)
(Tuesday, November 15, 1977, 9:40 p.m. EST; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — U.S. President Jimmy Carter toasted the Shah of Iran tonight at a White House dinner, saying “We look upon Iran’s strength as an extension of our own strength, and Iran looks upon our strength as an extension of theirs.” Continue reading President Carter toasts Shah of Iran at White House 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)
Video: 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' trailer
(Tuesday, November 15, 1977, 7:30 p.m. EST) — Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an American science fiction film about a blue-collar worker’s encounter with a UFO and how it changes him as a man, premiered tonight at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)
Video: '"Patient Zero" Randy Shilts Interview, 1987 - HIV AIDS'
(Sunday, November 15, 1987, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST) — Gaëtan Dugas, a Canadian flight attendant, was profiled tonight on the CBS newsmagazine television program 60 Minutes as “patient zero” for AIDS epidemic in the United States. Continue reading ’60 Minutes’ profiles ‘patient zero’ Gaëtan Dugas 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1987)
Video: 'Saturday Night Fever' (17 videos)
(Tuesday, November 15, 1977) — The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album by Bee Gees & various artists was released today by RSO Records, four weeks before the film premiered. Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)
Video: 'Our World Winter 1968 Part 1' (Nov. 15, 1967, at 2:08)
(Wednesday, November 15, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Ellsworth Bunker, having returned to Washington on Nov. 10, 1967, to report to President Lyndon Johnson, said today that “we’re making steady progress in Vietnam” following a two-hour closed-door briefing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. Continue reading ‘We’re making steady progress in Vietnam,’ says Ambassador Bunker 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1967)
Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - Tet [6/11]' (Nov. 15, 1967, at 10:00)
(Wednesday, November 15, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in the Vietnam War, told reporters today at Andrews Air Force Base that he is “very, very encouraged” by the military situation in Vietnam. Continue reading Westmoreland ‘very, very encouraged’ by situation in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1967)
Video: 'The Articles of Confederation - The Constitution Before the Constitution'
(Saturday, November 15, 1777; during the American Revolutionary War, part of the American Revolution) — After more than a year of debate, the Second Continental Congress today approved the Articles of Confederation, an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution. Continue reading Second Continental Congress approves Articles of Confederation 240 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1777)