Video: 'George Harrison - Interview 1987 West 57th'
(Saturday, December 12, 1987, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Former Beatle George Harrison was interviewed (possibly on Oct. 21, 1987) for tonight‘s West 57th newsmagazine series on CBS-TV to promote his new album , his first in five years. Cloud Nine Continue reading George Harrison interviewed on ‘West 57th’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1987)
Video: 'The Doors -Documental Legends (subtítulado en español)' (6 videos)
(Friday, December 12, 1997, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The American rock band The Doors were profiled tonight on , a music biography television series on VH1. Legends Continue reading The Doors profiled on VH1’s ‘Legends’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1997)
Video: 'Saturday Night Fever' trailer
(Monday, December 12, 1977) — , an American musical drama film about a Brooklyn roughneck who’s love for disco dancing makes him realize that he wants more out of life, premiered tonight at Loew’s State Theater in New York City . Saturday Night Fever Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1977)
(Wednesday, December 12, 1917, 11:15 p.m. CET; during — A train carrying at least 1,000 French troops on their way home for leave from the Italian front derailed World War I) tonight while descending a steep hill in Modane, France, killing at least 700 troops in France’s greatest rail disaster.
(Saturday, December 12, 1987) — “Faith” by George Michael peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Dec. 12/19/26, 1987, Jan. 2, 1988). Continue reading ‘Faith’ by George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1987)
(Tuesday, December 12, 1967) — Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones successfully appealed his Oct. 30, 1967, nine-month jail sentence for a drug conviction today and instead was fined £1,000, put on three years’ probation and ordered to seek professional help. Continue reading Rock star Brian Jones avoids jail for drug convictions 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1967)
Video: 'Jerry Lee Lewis & Myra Gale Brown (Tradução)'
(Thursday, December 12, 1957, 1:10 p.m. CST) — Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, secretly married 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, his first cousin once removed, today in Hernando, Mississippi, before his divorce from his second wife, Jane Mitchum, was completed. Continue reading Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries 13-year-old cousin 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1957)
Video: 'Boystown Building Families'
(Wednesday, December 12, 1917) — Boys Town, an orphanage for boys, then called the “City of Little Men,” was founded today by Edward J. Flanagan, a Roman Catholic priest, in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. Continue reading Father Edward Flanagan establishes Boys Town 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1917)