Video: 'Kung Fu - SE 1 EP 1 - King Of The Mountain (1972)'
(Saturday, October 14, 1972, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — Kung Fu, a drama that follows the adventures of a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks his half-brother, debuted tonight as a regular series on ABC-TV (it had aired as a full-length feature TV pilot on Feb. 22, 1972). It starred David Carradine, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn and Radames Pera.
(Saturday, October 14, 1972) — Ben by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Jackson’s first of 13 number one hits on the chart (1972-1995; he had four additional number one hits with the Jackson 5 and one with Paul McCartney and another as a member of the USA for Africa).
(Wednesday, October 14, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 267th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division of the German 6th Army who chronicled the Battle of Stalingrad in his journal, wrote today:
“It has been fantastic since morning; our aeroplanes and artillery have been hammering the Russian positions for hours on end; everything in sight is being blotted from the face of the earth…”