Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

James Brown’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ album recorded 50 years ago tonight (1962)


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(Wednesday, October 24, 1962) — James Brown’s Live At The Apollo album was recorded tonight at the Apollo Theater in Harlem at Brown’s own expense. In 2003, the album was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Continue reading James Brown’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ album recorded 50 years ago tonight (1962)

Toronto Blue Jays win World Series 20 years ago today (1992)


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(Saturday, October 24, 1992) — The Toronto Blue Jays won the 1992 World Series today, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in eleven innings at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in the sixth and deciding game.

It was the Blue Jay’s first World Series title, and the first time a team based outside the United States won the World Series.

South Vietnamese President Thieu announces war will continue 40 years ago today (1972)


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(Tuesday October 24, 1972, during the Vietnam War) — South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu publicly rejected a proposal for peace in Vietnam during a national television and radio address tonight that followed five days of intensive talks with U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. Continue reading South Vietnamese President Thieu announces war will continue 40 years ago today (1972)

‘The Manchurian Candidate’ opens in the U.S. 50 years ago today (1962)


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(Wednesday, October 24, 1962)The Manchurian Candidate, a Cold War political thriller about the son of a prominent, right-wing political family who has been brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy, opened in the U.S. today.

Directed by John Frankenheimer, the film starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, James Gregory and Leslie Parrish.

U.S. blockade against Soviet ships around Cuba begins 50 years ago this hour (1962)


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(Wednesday, October 24, 1962, 10:00 a.m. EDT, day nine of the Cuban missile crisis, part of the Cold War) — A naval quarantine of Cuba ordered by U.S. President John F. Kennedy went into effect today, aimed at interdicting the delivery of offensive weapons to the island. Continue reading U.S. blockade against Soviet ships around Cuba begins 50 years ago this hour (1962)