Video: 'Howdy Doody Show, The (Intro) S1 (1947)'
(Saturday, December 27, 1947, 5:00 p.m. EST) — The original version of the puppet character Howdy Doody made his TV debut tonight on NBC’s Puppet Playhouse. Continue reading Howdy Doody puppet character debuts on TV 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1947)
Video: 'the doors live Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA 1967-12-26'
(Tuesday, December 26, 1967) — The Doors began a three-night residency tonight at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, performing “Break On Through,” “Light My Fire” and other songs. Continue reading The Doors perform at Winterland Arena in San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)
Video: 'Horowitz TV Interview 1977'
(Monday, December 26, 1977, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — On a special edition of the CBS News television magazine series 60 Minutes, correspondent Mike Wallace interviewed Vladimir Horowitz tonight, persuading the classical pianist to play “Stars and Stripes Forever” for the camera. Continue reading Vladimir Horowitz interviewed for ’60 Minutes’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1977)
Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour '
(Tuesday, December 26, 1967, 8:35 p.m. GMT) — , a 52-minute British surreal comedy television Magical Mystery Tour film starring The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr), premiered tonight on BBC1 in black and white. Continue reading The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)
(Thursday, December 26, 1957) — The Memphis Draft Board today granted rock music icon Elvis Presley, 22, a 60-day draft deferment until March 20, 1958, so he could film . King Creole
Video: 'Wild Strawberries' trailer
(Thursday, December 26, 1957) — , a Swedish drama film about a distinguished professor who thinks back on his loveless life on his way to an awards ceremony, opened today in Sweden. Wild Strawberries Continue reading ‘Wild Strawberries’ released in Sweden 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1957)
Video: 'Blizzard of 1947: New York buried in record 26 inch snowstorm after 16 hours of h...HD Stock Footage'
(Friday, December 26, 1947) — The Great Blizzard of 1947, a record-breaking snowfall that began on Christmas without prediction and brought the northeastern United States to a standstill, dumped 26.4 inches of snow today on Central Park in Manhattan in 16 hours. Continue reading Great Blizzard of 1947 buries northeastern U.S. 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1947)
(Wednesday, December 26, 1917; during — In what was possibly the largest American experiment with nationalization, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation World War I) today authorizing the government to take over operation of the nation’s railroads.
The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) had recommended federal control of the railroad industry to ensure efficient transport of troops and materials for the war effort.