Daily Archives: October 31, 2012

‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago today (1942)

(Saturday, October 31, 1942)White Christmas by Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of eleven weeks (October 31, November 7/14/21/28, December 5/12/19/26, 1942, January 2/9, 1943). Continue reading ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago today (1942)

Hoover attacks FDR’s New Deal during huge New York rally 80 years ago today (1932)


Video: 'Republicans campaign for President 1932' (Oct. 31, 1932 at 1:57)

(Monday, October 31, 1932, evening, during the 1932 presidential campaign) — In a campaign speech to an overflow crowd tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, U.S. President Herbert Hoover declared that the “inchoate new deal,” proposed by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his supporters would “destroy the very foundations of our government and crack the timbers of the Constitution.”