(Saturday, November 4, 1967) — “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ by Aretha Franklin peaks at #8 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 4 1967)
Video: 'Frances Cleveland'
(Wednesday, October 29, 1947, 12 noon EST) — Former First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, who at age 21, remains the youngest wife of a sitting U.S. president, died today at the home of her son, Richard F. Cleveland, in Baltimore at age 83. Continue reading Youngest American first lady dies 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1947)
Video: 'First televised white house address , oct. 5, 1947'
(Thursday, October 5, 1947, 10:50 p.m. EST) — In the very first televised address from the White House, President Harry S. Truman tonight asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. Continue reading Truman delivers first televised White House address 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 5 1947)
(Saturday, September 12, 1987) — “Solitude Standing” by Suzanne Vega peaked at #94 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Solitude Standing’ by Suzanne Vega peaks at #94 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1987)
Video: 'Grateful Dead Support KMPX Strike! - This Forgotten Day in S.F.'
(Sunday, August 6, 1967) — KMPX of San Francisco became the first radio station in the United States today to take advantage of new FCC regulations and to go to a progressive rock format. Continue reading KMPX of San Francisco adopts progressive rock format 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 6 1967)
Video: 'Air Crash Investigations Mayday 04x04 Final Approach Korean Air Flight 801'
(Wednesday, August 6, 1997, 1:42 a.m. ChST) — Korean Air Flight 801 crashed this morning on Nimitz Hill in Asan, Guam, while on approach to Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, killing 228 of the 254 people aboard. Continue reading Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in Guam, killing 228 people 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 6 1997)
Video: 'The Beatles Anthology Six' (July 23/26/27, 1967, at 1:05:44)
(Wednesday, July 26, 1967) — The Beatles, minus Ringo Starr, who had left for England earlier in the day, were taken around a set of Greek islands today where they intended to live and work alongside family and friends. Continue reading The Beatles visit Greek islands they intend to purchase 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 26 1967)
Video: 'The Bourne Ultimatum' trailer
(Wednesday, July 25, 2007) — The Bourne Ultimatum, an American-German action spy thriller film about a former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac who continues his search for information about his past and becomes a target of a similar assassin program, premiered today at the ArcLight Hollywood Theaters in Hollywood, California. Continue reading ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ premieres in Hollywood 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 25 2007)
(Saturday, July 11, 1987) — “Alone” by Heart peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (July 11/18/25, 1987). Continue reading ‘Alone’ by Heart peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 11 1987)
(Saturday, July 9, 1977) — “Undercover Angel” by Alan O’Day peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Undercover Angel’ by Alan O’Day peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay (Jul 9 1977)