Daily Archives: August 12, 2012

Lennon, Ono interviewed in San Francisco 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon, Ono on Aug. 12, 1972

(Saturday, August 12, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono were interviewed today by Geraldo Rivera for Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in New York about their search for Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko, from her first marriage. They also perform some songs at Hotel Miyako. Continue reading Lennon, Ono interviewed in San Francisco 40 years ago today (1972)

‘Some Time In New York City’ album by John Lennon, Yoko Ono peaks at #48 in USA 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World'

(Saturday, August 12, 1972)Some Time In New York City by John Lennon and Yoko Ono peaked at #48 on today’s Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks. It would be Lennon’s lowest chart ranking among his eight studio albums released after The Beatles. Continue reading ‘Some Time In New York City’ album by John Lennon, Yoko Ono peaks at #48 in USA 40 years ago today (1972)

Churchill arrives in Moscow, informs Stalin that second front delayed 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: 'Churchill and Stalin in Moscow August 1942'

(Wednesday, August 12, 1942, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Moscow today and met with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in the Kremlin, informing him that there would be no D-Day in 1942. But he did say that the British and the Americans were preparing for a “very great operation” in 1943. Stalin reportedly looked “very glum.”