Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nixon describes encounter with Ray Coniff Singers’ protest 40 years ago today (1972)

(Saturday, January 29, 1972) — In a recorded telephone conversation with John Connally, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon describes what happened the previous night when a woman with the Ray Coniff singers pulled a small silk banner from the lowcut bosom of her blue evening gown and displayed it.

“Stop the killing,” the black letters on the blue background said. Continue reading Nixon describes encounter with Ray Coniff Singers’ protest 40 years ago today (1972)

Bush vows economic relief in State of the Union 20 years ago this hour (1992)

(Tuesday, January 28, 1992, 9:00 p.m. EST) — Staking his political fortunes on advice that the economy will right itself by summer, President Bush delivered a State of the Union Message tonight that offered modest proposals to ease the immediate pain of middle-class taxpayers and erase any impression that he is insensitive to America’s economic burdens. Continue reading Bush vows economic relief in State of the Union 20 years ago this hour (1992)

‘Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride’ episode airs on ‘Sanford and Son’ 40 years ago tonight this hour (1972)


Video: 'Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride' (part 1)

(Friday, January 28, 1972, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Engaged, Lamont is excited about his impending nuptials but on the wedding day he quickly finds himself the only one who is on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son. Continue reading ‘Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride’ episode airs on ‘Sanford and Son’ 40 years ago tonight this hour (1972)

Ray Coniff singer urges Nixon to ‘stop the killing’ 40 years ago tonight (1972)

(Friday, January 28, 1972) — As U.S. President Richard M. Nixon watched with 150 guests at a White House social event tonight, a woman entertainer pulled a small silk banner from the lowcut bosom of her blue evening gown and displayed it.

“Stop the killing,” the black letters on the blue background said. Continue reading Ray Coniff singer urges Nixon to ‘stop the killing’ 40 years ago tonight (1972)

Lennon, Ono record fifth and final appearance as co-hosts of ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon, Ono perform 'The Luck of the Irish'

(Friday, January 28, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono tape their fifth and final appearance today as co-hosts on the prestigious Emmy award-winning WBC (Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation) afternoon talk show The Mike Douglas Show. Continue reading Lennon, Ono record fifth and final appearance as co-hosts of ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ 40 years ago today (1972)