Monthly Archives: January 2018

Chicago’s lead guitarist Terry Kath fatally shoots himself 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1978)


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(Monday, January 23, 1978, at approximately 5:00 p.m. PST)Terry Kath, lead singer and guitarist for the rock group Chicago, accidentally shot himself to death tonight following a party in Woodland Hills, California. Continue reading Chicago’s lead guitarist Terry Kath fatally shoots himself 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1978)

‘Maybe Baby’/’Tell Me How’ by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1958)


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(Thursday, January 23, 1958)“Maybe Baby”/”Tell Me How” by (Buddy Holly and) The Crickets was released today by Brunswick Records, the third single from the band’s album The “Chirping” Crickets. Continue reading ‘Maybe Baby’/’Tell Me How’ by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1958)

China’s Ming dynasty begins 650 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1368)


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(Sunday, January 23, 1368) — China’s 276-year Ming dynasty, described as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history,” began today as Zhu Yuanzhang was formally acclaimed emperor following the collapse of the Yuan dynasty. Continue reading China’s Ming dynasty begins 650 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1368)

North Korea seizes U.S. Navy ship, 83 crew members 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1968)


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(Tuesday, January 23, 1968, 1:45 p.m. PYT; during the Cold War) — North Korean patrol boats seized the United States Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo off the North Korean port city of Wonsan today, charging her 83 crew crew members with being on a spying mission. Continue reading North Korea seizes U.S. Navy ship, 83 crew members 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 23 1968)

Harrison records Remo Four’s ‘In the First Place’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)


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(Monday, January 22, 1968) — George Harrison of The Beatles produced five takes of “In the First Place,” a psychedelic pop song by The Remo Four with Tony Ashton singing, today at EMI Studios in London while producing/recording the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. Continue reading Harrison records Remo Four’s ‘In the First Place’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)

‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ debuts as weekly series on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)


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(Monday, January 22, 1968, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, an American fast-paced sketch comedy television program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, premiered tonight on NBC as a weekly series. Continue reading ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ debuts as weekly series on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1968)