Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

Nuclear test ban treaty signed in Moscow 50 years ago today (1963)


Video: 'August 5, 1963 - Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed in Moscow, Russia'

(Monday, August 5, 1963; during the Cold War) — In Moscow, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union today signed the first nuclear test ban treaty. The ceremony took place at the Kremlin with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, British Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas-Home, and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko signing on behalf of their respective natiions.

‘From Here to Eternity’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago today (1953)


Video: 'From Here to Eternity' trailer

(Wednesday, August 5, 1953)From Here to Eternity, a drama film about the tribulations of three soldiers stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, premiered today at the Capitol in New York City.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann, the film starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober and Jack Warden.