Video: 'Denmark Fights for Freedom (1944)' (Aug. 29, 1943, at 2:08)
(Sunday, August 29, 1943; during the — When German occupational forces today dissolved the government of Denmark, which had refused to respond to a wave of strikes and disturbances, dockworkers at Copenhagen Occupation of Denmark, part of World War II) scuttled at least twenty Danish navy warships to keep them from falling into enemy hands.
Video: 'MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway.'
(Wednesday, August 28, 1963 3:00 p.m. local time; during the — At least 250,000 people listened today as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) “I Have A Dream” speech advocating racial harmony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Continue reading King delivers ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during March on Washington 50 years ago this hour (1963)
Video: 'The Beatles Mersey Sound 1963'
(Wednesday, August 28, 1963) — The Beatles were interviewed on camera today at BBC House in Manchester, England, for a BBC documentary “The Mersey Sound.” Continue reading The Beatles interviewed for BBC documentary 50 years ago today (1963)
Video: 'Anything Else' trailer
(Wednesday, August 27, 2003) — , a romantic comedy film about an older guy who guides younger guy through a messy and hilarious love story, premiered today at the Venice Film Festival. Anything Else
Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon and KaDee Strickland.
(Saturday, August 27, 1983) — “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club peaked at #14 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, August 27, 1983) — “China Girl” by David Bowie peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, August 27, 1983) — “All Time High” by Rita Coolidge peaked at #36 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, August 27, 1983) — “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top peaked at #56 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 8' (Aug. 27, 1963, at 13:02)
(Tuesday, August 27, 1963; during the — Cambodia, Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) broke off diplomatic relations with South Vietnam today in indignation over repeated border incidents and over Saigon’s repression of Buddhist leaders.
Video: 'Roman Holiday' trailer
(Thursday, August 27, 1953) — , a romantic comedy film about a reporter and a royal princess out to see Rome on her own, premiered today at the Music Hall in New York City. Roman Holiday
Directed by William Wyler, the film starred Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.