Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

Americans land at Solomon Islands, launch Guadalcanal Campaign 70 years ago this hour (1942)


Video: Americans land at Guadalcanal (at 2:43)

(Friday, August 7, 1942, 8:00 a.m. local time, Guadalcanal Campaign, part of the Solomon Islands campaign, part of the Pacific Theater of World War II) — U.S. Marines initiated the first major offensive of the war today with landings on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands in the Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo.

‘King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band’ released 10 years ago today (2002)


Audio: 'Photograph'

(Tuesday, August 6, 2002)King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band, a live album featuring Greg Lake, Ian Hunter, Roger Hodgson, Howard Jones and Sheila E., was released today. Continue reading ‘King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band’ released 10 years ago today (2002)

‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)’ opens in New York 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)' trailer

(Sunday, August 6, 1972)Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), a comedy film consisting of a series of short sequences loosely inspired by Dr. David Reuben’s book of the same name, opened today in New York.

Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, John Carradine, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Jack Barry, Erin Fleming, Lynn Redgrave, Regis Philbin and Heather MacRae.