(Saturday, July 2, 1983) — “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for five weeks.
(Saturday, July 2, 1983) — “White Wedding” by Billy Idol peaked at #36 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Live and Let Die (soundtrack)'
(Monday, July 2, 1973) — The soundtrack to the James Bond film Live and Let Die, featuring the main title song by Paul McCartney & Wings (featuring Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell) and music scored by former Beatles producer George Martin, was released today in the United States (it was released in Britain on July 6, 1973).
Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 5'
(Tuesday July 2, 1963, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed today for the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles at Studio 5, Maida Vale Studios in London. They performed That’s All Right (Mama), There’s A Place, Carol, Soldier Of Love, Lend Me Your Comb, Clarabella, Three Cool Cats, Sweet Little Sixteen and Ask Me Why for broadcast on July 16, 1963, at 5:00 p.m.
Audio: 'July 2, 1963 - President John F. Kennedy visits Pope Paul VI in the Vatican City'
(Tuesday July 2, 1963) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy met Pope Paul VI today at the Vatican, the first meeting between a Catholic U.S. chief executive and the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The new pontiff told the young president that he had prayed for Kennedy’s efforts to end segregation in the United States.
Video: 'Bing Crosby: "Sunday Monday or Always" 1943'
(Friday, July 2, 1943) — Bing Crosby recorded “Sunday, Monday or Always” today in Los Angeles for Decca Records. Made during a musician’s strike, Crosby recorded the song with the Ken Darby Singers vocal group background instead of an orchestra.
Video: 'History Channel Gettysburg Documentary Part 2' (July 2, 1863, at 12:49)
(Thursday, July 2, 1863; during the Battle of Gettysburg, part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War) — On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacks Gen. George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at both Culp’s Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. Continue reading Fighting continues for second day at Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago today (1863)