Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘Breaking Bad’ TV series debuts on AMC 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 2008)


Video: 'HIGHLIGHTS EPISODE 101 BREAKING BAD: PILOT'

(Monday, January 20, 2008, 10:00 p.m. EST)Breaking Bad, an American neo-western crime drama television series about a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future before he dies, debuted tonight on AMC. Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’ TV series debuts on AMC 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 2008)

The Beatles inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1988)


Video: 'Mick Jagger inducts The Beatles - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 1988'

(Wednesday, January 20, 1988, evening EST) — The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Supremes and four members of The Drifters were inducted at the third annual hall of fame ceremony tonight at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in New York City, with speeches, tributes and a closing jam session. Continue reading The Beatles inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1988)

Battle of Khe Sanh begins in South Vietnam 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1968)


Video: 'The Battle of Khe Sanh - 1968 | Today in History | 21 Jan 17'

(Sunday, January 21, 1968, 5:30 a.m. Saigon Standard Time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The Battle of Khe Sanh began today as the North Vietnamese Army began shelling a U.S. Marine combat base south of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) while operating under the cover of a morning fog. Continue reading Battle of Khe Sanh begins in South Vietnam 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1968)

Actress Sharon Tate marries film director Roman Polanski 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)


Video: 'Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate: A Star Studded London Wedding (1968) | British Pathé'

(Saturday, January 20, 1968) — Actress Sharon Tate, 24, married film director Roman Polanski, 34, at a ceremony today at the Chelsea Registry Office in London. Continue reading Actress Sharon Tate marries film director Roman Polanski 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)

‘Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)’ by John Fred & His Playboy Band peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)

(Saturday, January 20, 1968)“Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred & His Playboy Band peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Jan. 20/27, 1968). Continue reading ‘Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)’ by John Fred & His Playboy Band peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1968)

Carter: Energy, economy and Panama are 1978’s priorities 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1978)


Video: 'President Jimmy Carter - 1978 State of the Union'

(Thursday, January 19, 1978, at approximately 9:00-9:46 p.m. EST) — In his first State of the Union message, U.S. President Jimmy Carter tonight listed his administration’s priorities for 1978 as a strong energy bill, a coordinated economic program and Senate approval of the Panama Canal treaties. Continue reading Carter: Energy, economy and Panama are 1978’s priorities 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1978)

Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins dies 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1998)


Video: 'Carl Perkins Death - Network News Reports - 1998'

(Monday, January 19, 1998, 10:30 a.m. CST)Carl Perkins, the pioneering rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist who wrote “Blue Suede Shoes,” died this morning at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, from throat cancer. Continue reading Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins dies 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1998)

Harrison, Lennon attend fashion show in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)


Video: 'Revolution Club, London 18.01.1968 (Filmed 25.01)'

(Thursday, January 18, 1968, evening GMT) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles attended a fashion show organised by the exclusive boutique Quorum today at the Revolution club at 14-16 Bruton Place in London’s Mayfair. Continue reading Harrison, Lennon attend fashion show in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)