Video: 'Pete Seeger - Wimoweh & Flowers Gone'
(Sunday, September 10, 1967, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT; during the — The CBS television network censored Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) tonight’s second season premiere of by editing out the performance of Pete Seeger’s antiwar song The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”, taped Sept. 1, 1967, citing the closing verse as a direct insult at President Lyndon Johnson. Continue reading Pete Seeger censored on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1967)
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 10' (August 17, 1967, at 10:47)
(Thursday, August 17, 1967; during the — Under Secretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach said Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) today that Congress had authorized President Lyndon Johnson “to use the armed forces of the United States in whatever way was necessary” when it passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in August 1964. Continue reading Katzenbach defends U.S. actions in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1967)
Video: 'USS FORRESTAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER FIRE TRIAL BY FIRE MOVIE 1967 42704'
(Saturday, July 29, 1967, 10:51:21 a.m. local time; during the — An accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) Forrestal today in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and explosions that killed 134 U.S. Navy sailors and officers. Continue reading 134 servicemen killed by fire, explosions aboard USS Forrestal 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)
Video: 'NBC News - Muhammad Ali on not going to war'
(Tuesday, June 20, 1967; during the — Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) Muhammad Ali, the deposed heavyweight boxing champion, was convicted by a jury tonight in Houston of violating the U.S. Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted and was sentenced to five years in prison. Continue reading Ali convicted for refusing draft, gets five years in prison 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 20 1967)
Video: 'Pro-Vietnam War Parade In New York (1967)'
(Saturday, May 13, 1967, noon EDT; during the — In a forest of American flags, more than 70,000 men, women and children, stirred by martial music and their desire to support the nation’s soldiers in Vietnam, Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) stepped briskly down Fifth Avenue in a parade that lasted more than eight and a half hours today. Continue reading 70,000 turn out in New York to back U.S. men in Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1967)
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 2' (May 8, 1957, at 16:55)
(Wednesday, May 8, 1957, noon EDT; during the — U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower personally received South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem Vietnam War, part of the Cold War) today at the National Airport in Washington, D.C., as the South Vietnamese president arrived aboard Eisenhower’s plane, the Columbine III, a silver Constellation, on a state visit to the U.S. Continue reading President Eisenhower welcomes South Vietnamese President Diem for state visit this hour 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 8 1957)
Video: 'The President: April 1967. MP883.' (Apr. 28, 1967, at 27:12)
(Friday, April 28, 1967, 12:30 p.m. EST; during the — U.S. Army Gen. Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) William Westmoreland told Congress today that “backed at home by resolve, confidence, patience, determination and continued support, we will prevail in Vietnam over communist aggression.”
Never before had a military commander addressed Congress while he was directing an ongoing war.
Video: 'Muhammad Ali Refuses Army Induction in 1967'
(Friday, April 28, 1967; during the — World heavyweight boxing champion African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the United States Army today after reporting as scheduled to an induction center in Houston, Texas. Continue reading Muhammad Ali refuses induction into U.S. Army, stripped of boxing crown 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 28 1967)
Video: 'Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War, April 18, 1967 (Universal Newsreel)'
(Saturday, April 15, 1967; during the — An estimated 100,000 to 125,000 anti-war demonstrators marched through the streets of Manhattan Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) today and then massed in front of the United Nations building to hear U.S. policy in Vietnam denounced in speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock. Continue reading Massive anti-Vietnam war protests held in New York and San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 15 1967)
Video: 'Eyes On The Prize - (Part 10) The Promised Land 1967–1968' (Apr. 4, 1967, at 5:17)
(Tuesday, April 4, 1967, evening EST; during the — Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. denounced the war in Vietnam tonight, delivering African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” one of his most dramatic and controversial speeches, before 3,000 people at Riverside Church in New York City. Continue reading King denounces Vietnam War at Riverside Church 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1967)