Video: 'Good Morning, Vietnam' trailer
(Thursday, December 17, 1987) — Good Morning, Vietnam, an American comedy-drama war film about a military DJ in Vietnam who risks his career to broadcast the truth, premiered today at Cineramadome Theater in Los Angeles, California. Continue reading ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ premieres in Los Angeles 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1987)
Video: 'Witness for the Prosecution' trailer
(Friday, December 17, 1957) — Witness for the Prosecution, an American courtroom drama film about a British lawyer who gets caught up in a couple’s tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder, opened today in Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ opens in Los Angeles 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1957)
Video: 'The Ed Sullivan Show - 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same' - Spanky and Our Gang (Aired December 17, 1967)'
(Sunday, December 17, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Spanky and Our Gang performed “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading Spanky and Our Gang perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1967)
Video: 'The Monkees - Merry go round (Version 1)'
(Sunday, December 17, 1967, 12:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. PST) — The Monkees recorded an early version of “Merry Go Round” today at RCA Studios in Hollywood, remaining unreleased until Rhino Handmade’s deluxe CD reissue in 2010. Continue reading The Monkees record early version of ‘Merry Go Round’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1967)
(Saturday, December 17, 1977) — “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks. Continue reading ‘Blue Bayou’ by Linda Ronstadt peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1977)
(Saturday, December 17, 1977) — “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. —
(Saturday, December 17, 1977) — “Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor peaked at #20 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. —
Video: 'Atlas Missile: "Project Atlas Report 4th Quarter 1957" Convair; 1st Successful Flight, 3rd Launch' (Dec. 17, 1957, at 20:45)
(Tuesday, December 17, 1957, 17:39 UTC; during the Cold War) — The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time today at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Continue reading U.S. successfully launches first Atlas ICBM 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1957)
Video: 'The Gauntlet' trailer
(Saturday, December 17, 1977) — The Gauntlet, an American action film about a mediocre, alcoholic cop who gets assigned to escort a tough Vegas hooker to a mob trial only to find out that various parties don’t expect them to make it there alive, was released today in Japan (Dec. 21, 1977 in the U.S.). Continue reading ‘The Gauntlet’ released in Japan 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1977)