Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Paul McCartney begins filming ‘Give My Regards To Broad Street’ 30 years ago today (1982)


Video: 'Give My Regards to Broad Street [FULL MOVIE]'

(Monday, November 8, 1982) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney began filming the movie Give My Regards To Broad Street today at the Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The film, directed by Peter Webb, written and starring McCartney, also featured fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and Bryan Brown.

Hitler on Stalingrad: ‘We’ve got it really’ 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Hitler's speech (Nov. 8, 1942)

(Sunday, November 8, 1942, evening, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — On the 19th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch, German dictator Adolf Hitler focused on the fighting in Stalingrad in an after dinner speech in Munich: Continue reading Hitler on Stalingrad: ‘We’ve got it really’ 70 years ago today (1942)

U.S., British forces invade French North Africa, launching Operation Torch 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Americans depart for French North Africa (at 8:45)

(Sunday, November 8, 1942, during Operation Torch, part of the Battle of the Mediterranean, part of the North African Campaign of World War II) — The military forces of the United States and the United Kingdom today launched an amphibious operation against French North Africa, in particular the French-held territories of Algeria and Morocco. Continue reading U.S., British forces invade French North Africa, launching Operation Torch 70 years ago today (1942)

Roosevelt defeats Hoover, elected President of the United States 80 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'FDR 1932 Campaign and Election' (FDR wins at 6:34)

(Tuesday, November 8, 1932, during the 1932 presidential campaign) — Democratic New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States today, defeating Republican President Herbert Hoover. Continue reading Roosevelt defeats Hoover, elected President of the United States 80 years ago today (1992)

Cleveland defeats Harrison and Weaver, elected President of the United States again 120 years ago today (1892)


Video: 'The Presidents: Number 24: Grover Cleveland'

(Tuesday, November 8, 1892, during the 1912 presidential campaign) — In a rematch of the closely contested 1888 election, Democratic former President Grover Cleveland of New York was elected President of the United States again today, defeating incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, and Populist James B. Weaver of Iowa. Continue reading Cleveland defeats Harrison and Weaver, elected President of the United States again 120 years ago today (1892)