Daily Archives: December 17, 2011

‘JFK’ premieres in Los Angeles 20 years ago tonight (1991)


Video: 'JFK' trailer

(Tuesday, December 17, 1991)JFK, a film which examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and alleged subsequent cover-up, through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (played by Kevin Costner), had its world premiere tonight at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. Continue reading ‘JFK’ premieres in Los Angeles 20 years ago tonight (1991)

Lennon, Ono perform at benefit for Attica riot families 40 years ago today (1971)


Video: Lennon performs Attica State

(Friday, December 17, 1971) — Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono performed today at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, to at a concert benefit for the families of the victims of the recent riot at New York’s Attica State Prison. Continue reading Lennon, Ono perform at benefit for Attica riot families 40 years ago today (1971)