Category Archives: 1970s

Elvis Presley, 42, suffers fatal heart attack 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1977)


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(Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2:30 p.m. CDT) — American singer and actor Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, was found unconscious on the floor of his bathroom today at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Elvis Presley, 42, suffers fatal heart attack 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1977)

‘Rock and Roll Never Forgets’ by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band peaks at #41 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 13 1977)

(Saturday, August 13, 1977)“Rock and Roll Never Forgets” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band peaked at #41 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Rock and Roll Never Forgets’ by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band peaks at #41 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 13 1977)

Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


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(Friday, August 12, 1977) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr joined The Who’s Keith Moon today to film scenes for inclusion in the film The Kids Are Alright, a documentary on the history of The Who (released in 1979), at Moon’s home in Malibu Beach, California. Continue reading Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)

First free flight of space shuttle Enterprise 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


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(Friday, August 12, 1977, 8:48 a.m. PDT) — The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test today by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating and then making a smooth glide landing on a dry lake bed in California’s Mojave Desert. Continue reading First free flight of space shuttle Enterprise 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)

‘Son of Sam’ killer arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 10 1977)


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(Wednesday, August 10, 1977, sometime after 10:00 p.m. EDT)David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal employee said by the police to be the “Son of Sam,” the .44-caliber killer who took the lives of six young people and wounded seven others in a year-long reign of terror in New York City, was taken into custody late tonight in front of his Yonkers apartment building, just north of the city. Continue reading ‘Son of Sam’ killer arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 10 1977)

George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)


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(Tuesday, August 2, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison filmed a cameo appearance today in London, playing a TV reporter for the Monty Python’s All You Need Is Cash, a television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles, for broadcast on NBC-TV on March 22, 1978. Continue reading George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)