(Saturday, October 31, 1981) — Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘Start Me Up’ by The Rolling Stones peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago today (1981)
(Saturday, October 31, 1981) — Promises in the Dark by Pat Benatar peaked at #38 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Friday, October 31, 1941, 5:25 a.m. local time, 37 days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor) — The destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat this morning near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in World War II. Continue reading Germans torpoedo USS Reuben James, 115 Americans killed 70 years ago this hour (1941)
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(Wednesday, October 9, 1991, 8:30 p.m. ET) — When Ricky Halsenbach turns 16, Kevin and friends decide to go cruising for chicks on tonight’s episode of the TV comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. Continue reading ‘Full Moon Rising’ debuts on ‘The Wonder Years’ 20 years ago this hour (1991)
(Sunday, October 30, 1921) — The Sheik, a silent movie directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, and Adolphe Menjou, premiered tonight in Los Angeles. It was based on the bestselling romance novel “The Sheik” by Edith Maude Hull.
(Monday, October 30, 1961) — I Love How You Love Me by The Paris Sisters peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Monday, October 30, 1961) — Ya Ya by Lee Dorsey peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, October 30, 1971) — Imagine by former Beatle John Lennon, listed by Rolling Stone magazine as the 76th greatest album in history, became the #1 album on today’s Billboard 200’s chart for one week.