Category Archives: 1970s

U-2 spy pilot Gary Powers killed in helicopter crash 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 1 1977)


Video: 'Pilot Gary Powers died here'

(Monday, August 1, 1977, at about 12:40 p.m. PDT; during the Cold War)Francis Gary Powers, whose U-2 espionage flight over the Soviet Union touched off a crisis in Soviet-American relations in 1960, was killed today with his cameraman, George Spears, when the helicopter he piloted as a reporter for KNBC-TV ran out of fuel and crashed into a field near Encino, Los Angeles. Continue reading U-2 spy pilot Gary Powers killed in helicopter crash 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 1 1977)

‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’ by Andy Gibb peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)

(Saturday, July 30, 1977)“I Just Want to Be Your Everything” by Andy Gibb peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four non-consecutive weeks (July 30, Aug. 6/13, Sept. 17, 1977). Continue reading ‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’ by Andy Gibb peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)

‘Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962’ album by The Beatles peaks at #111 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)

(Saturday, July 30, 1977)Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962, a double album featuring live performances by the English rock group the Beatles, recorded in late December 1962 at the Star-Club during their final Hamburg residency on a home tape machine using a single microphone, peaked at #111 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962’ album by The Beatles peaks at #111 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)