Daily Archives: April 28, 2012

Roosevelt, 26 other governors dine at Hoover White House 80 years ago this hour (1932)


Video: FDR at White House, April 28, 1932 (at 2:33)

(Thursday, April 28, 1932, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — 27 governors, including New York’s Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democratic candidate for president, sat down dinner tonight at the White House as guests of President and Mrs. Hoover, thus closing their 24th annual conference, which began Apr. 25 in Richmond.

Ringo Starr’s ‘Weight Of The World’ single released 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'Weight Of The World'

(Tuesday, April 28, 1992)Weight Of The World/After All These Years/Don’t Be Cruel, a 5″ CD single by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr from his upcoming album Time Takes Time, was released today in the U.S. (it would be released in the UK as a 7″ single, without Don’t Be Cruel, on May 18, 1992). Continue reading Ringo Starr’s ‘Weight Of The World’ single released 20 years ago today (1992)

Lennons ask help of citizens in fight to stay in America 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon, Ono on Apr. 28, 1972 (at 8:29)

(Friday, April 28, 1972) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon, speaking to reporters at the National Press Building in Washington today about the effort to deport him and his wife Yoko Ono, said Ono “is nuts about America and she converted me. We are the 51st state in England so we might as well come to the first state.” Continue reading Lennons ask help of citizens in fight to stay in America 40 years ago today (1972)