Audio: 'Spiro Agnew Resigns'
(Monday, October 15, 1973, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — Former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew declared tonight that he had resigned last Wednesday and pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion (he was fined $10,000 and put on three years’ probation) solely to permit President Richard Nixon, embattled by the unrelated Watergate scandal, to restore “unimpaired confidence and implicit trust” in that high office. Continue reading Former VP Agnew says he quit to aid Nixon in restoring trust 40 years ago this hour (1973)
(Saturday, October 15, 1983) — “Big Log” by Robert Plant peaked at #20 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (Michael Jackson's Vision)'
(Saturday, October 15, 1983) — “Say Say Say” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson debuted on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #26.
Image: '1923 World Series game at the Polo Grounds'
(Monday, October 15, 1923) — The New York Yankees won the 1923 World Series today, beating the New York Giants 3-1 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in upper Manhattan, New York, in the sixth and deciding game. It was the first of 27 World Series victories for the Yankees (1923-2009).