(Sunday Wednesday, July 31, 1963, 8:34 p.m.) — A fictional BJ (Billy Joel) and the Affordables performed “Tell Her About It” tonight on The Ed Sullivan Show. Although the 1983 promotional video indicates July 31, 1963, fell on a Sunday (the real ‘Sullivan’ show having aired on Sundays at 8 p.m. on CBS), July 31, 1963, actually fell on a Wednesday. Also on that date, Joel was in reality a 14 year old living in Hicksville, New York.
Audio: 'The Beatles - Saturday Club (24th August 1963)'
(Tuesday, July 30, 1963, afternoon BST) — The Beatles taped a fifth appearance on the BBC Light Programme Saturday Club this afternoon at Playhouse Theatre in London. They played Long Tall Sally, their forthcoming single She Loves You, Glad All Over, Twist And Shout, You Really Got A Hold On Me and I’ll Get You for broadcast on August 24, 1963, at 10:00 a.m.
Video: 'Colin Hay - Overkill (Ringo Starr All Starr Band, New York 2003)'
(Tuesday, July 29, 2003) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band (Colin Hay, Paul Carrack, John Waite, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera) performed tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York on the fifth night and fourth stop of his 30-city tour of the Eighth All-Starr Band.
Video: 'Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life to Begin (Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, New York, 2003)'
Video: 'All Starr Band 2003 feat. Colin Hay - Here Comes The Sun (Live in New York, 2003)'
Video: 'Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report'
(Wednesday, July 28, 1943, 9:30 p.m. EWT; during the Allied invasion of Sicily, part of the Italian Campaign of World War II) — During a speech on the fall of Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt informed the nation that “the first crack in the Axis has come.” He also announced the end of coffee rationing, which had limited people to one pound of coffee every five weeks since it began in November 1942.