Daily Archives: May 21, 2013

Studdard edges Aiken to win second ‘American Idol’ 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: 'AI2-Rewind-Clay-Ruben-Finale-Part-2'

(Thursday, May 21, 2003, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — By a narrow margin of less than a third of a percent, voters crowned Ruben Studdard the second “American Idol” tonight over Clay Aiken on tonight’s season finale episode of the TV reality game show/singing competition American Idol. In 2004, TV Guide named this the 80th most memorable TV moments of all time.

The Beatles perform for BBC radio’s ‘Steppin’ Out’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Steppin' Out (3rd June 1963)'

(Tuesday, May 21, 1963, 10:00 p.m.-11:15 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed tonight for the BBC Light Programme Steppin’ Out at Playhouse Theater in London. They performed Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Roll Over Beethoven, Twist And Shout (not broadcast), Thank You Girl and From Me To You for broadcast on June 3, 1963, at 10:31 a.m.

The Beatles perform for BBC radio’s ‘Saturday Club’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Saturday Club (25th May 1963)'

(Tuesday, May 21, 1963, 5:30-6:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed tonight for the BBC Light Programme Saturday Club at Playhouse Theater in London. They performed I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Boys, Long Tall Sally, From Me To You and Money (That’s What I Want) for broadcast on May 25, 1963, at 10 a.m.