Daily Archives: December 16, 2017

The Doors perform in San Bernardino 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)


Video: 'The Doors Kaiser Dome, San Bernardino CA, 16 December 1967 Swing Auditorium'

(Saturday, December 16, 1967, 8:00 p.m. PST scheduled start time)The Doors performed tonight before 5,500 fans at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California. Continue reading The Doors perform in San Bernardino 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappears 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1967)


Video: 'HAROLD HOLT'

(Sunday, December 17, 1967, 12:30 p.m. AEST) — Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt, 59, disappeared today while swimming in the ocean at remote Cheviot Beach, near his resort home in Portsea, Victoria.

Holt’s disappearance sparked “one of the largest search operations in Australian history,” but no trace of his body was ever found.

A memorial service for Holt was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Dec. 22, 1967, and attended by numerous world leaders, including U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.


Video: 'The Day Harold Holt Went Missing 17 Dec 1967'

‘The British Invasion’ episode airs on ‘Dexter’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 2007)


Video: ‘Dexter – S2 E12 – The British Invasion’

(Sunday, December 16, 2007, 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. EST) — The task force believes the Bay Harbor Butcher case is closed, but Dexter still has some trouble to deal with on tonight’s episode of the Showtime television crime drama mystery series Dexter. Continue reading ‘The British Invasion’ episode airs on ‘Dexter’ 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 2007)

Two convicts escape Alcatraz prison 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1937)


Video: 'Alcatraz 1934-1977 Part 2 of 6' (Dec. 16, 1937, at 6:42)

(Thursday, December 16, 1937, 1:30 p.m. PST) — Two long-term convicts, Theodore “Ted” Cole and Ralph Roe, took part today in the second documented escape attempt from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a maximum high-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco. Continue reading Two convicts escape Alcatraz prison 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1937)

‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ by Gladys Knight & the Pips peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)

(Saturday, December 16, 1967)“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Gladys Knight & the Pips peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ by Gladys Knight & the Pips peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)

‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles peaks at #4 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)

(Saturday, December 16, 1967)“I Second That Emotion” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles peaks at #4 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1967)

‘Great White Fleet’ sets sail 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1907)


Video: 'Great White Fleet - Decades TV Network'

(Monday, December 16, 1907, 10:00 a.m. local time) — President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand today at Hampton Roads, Virginia, when 16 U.S. Navy battleships with 14,000 sailors and marines, which came to be known as the Great White Fleet, set sail today on a 14-month, 43,000-mile round-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power. Continue reading ‘Great White Fleet’ sets sail 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1907)