Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

Angry President Nixon responds to wife’s interview on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'NIXON TAPES: Mad at Press over Pat Nixon Interview'

(Wednesday, August 16, 1972, 3:58 p.m. EDT) — An annoyed President Richard Nixon telephoned his Chief of Staff H. R. (Bob) Haldeman today from his Camp David mountain retreat about an interview that his wife, First Lady Pat Nixon, recently did on CBS-TV. Continue reading Angry President Nixon responds to wife’s interview on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (1972)

The Beatles fire drummer Pete Best 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: Pete Best sacked (at 6:35)

(Thursday, August 16, 1962) — The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed drummer Pete Best today under the direction of the other band members, including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Best had been with the group for two years, since August 1960. Continue reading The Beatles fire drummer Pete Best 50 years ago today (1962)