Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Lennon, Ono appear at peace rally in New York 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon, Ono on Apr. 22, 1972 (ABC-TV News)

(Saturday, April 22, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared today at the National Peace Rally in Duffy Square, Times Square, New York, leading 30,000 chilled protesters in the singing of Give Peace a Chance. Continue reading Lennon, Ono appear at peace rally in New York 40 years ago today (1972)

‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ released in U.S. 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' trailer

(Sunday, April 22, 1962)The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a Western film about an experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot who clashes with a Western bully, was released today in the U.S.

Directed by John Ford, the film stars James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O’Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, John Carradine and Lee Van Cleef.

Moon explorers take rough mountain ride 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Apollo 16 on Apr. 22, 1972 (at 16:29)

(Saturday, April 22, 1972, 11:33:35 a.m. EST)Apollo 16 explorers drove halfway up a Moon mountain today, dodging huge boulders, to reach the highest point on the Moon ever visited by man. They were pleased with the accomplishment but disappointed in not finding more crystalline rock. Continue reading Moon explorers take rough mountain ride 40 years ago this hour (1972)