Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

‘The Case of the Deadly Verdict’ episode airs on ‘Perry Mason’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'Perry Mason -- The Case of the Deadly Verdict' (Oct. 17, 1963)

(Thursday, October 17, 1963, 9:00 p.m. EDT) — Mason searches for the evidence to clear Janice Barton, sentenced to death for murdering her wealthy relative, on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV dramatized court series Perry Mason.

In 1997, the episode was ranked #51 on TV Guide‘s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

Lennon, Spector begin ‘Back To Mono’ sessions 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'John Lennon - Angel Baby (with lyrics)'

(Wednesday, October 17, 1973) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon began recording songs for his Back To Mono project today at A&M Studio in Hollywood, recording his favorite oldies with producer Phil Spector. An atmosphere of chaos pervaded these sessions (which ended Dec. 14, 1973) and only the first four tracks listed would eventually see release on the Rock ‘N’ Roll album released by Apple in Feb. 1975.

Arabs retaliate for U.S. support of Israel with oil embargo 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'The 1973 Oil Crisis' (Oct. 17, 1973, at 2:34)

(Wednesday, October 17, 1973; during the Yom Kippur War, part of the Cold War and Arab–Israeli conflict) — Arab oil-producing nations announced today they would begin cutting back oil exports to Western nations and Japan to influence the West’s support of Israel in the Yom Kippur war, resulting in a total embargo that lasted until March 1974. Continue reading Arabs retaliate for U.S. support of Israel with oil embargo 40 years ago today (1973)

Albert Einstein arrives in U.S. as refugee from Nazi Germany 80 years ago today (1933)


Video: 'Albert Einstein Comes to America (1933) - Leaving Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany'

(Tuesday, October 17, 1933) — Scientist Albert Einstein arrived in the United States today on board the ocean liner Westmoreland as a refugee from Nazi Germany and took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. Continue reading Albert Einstein arrives in U.S. as refugee from Nazi Germany 80 years ago today (1933)

Beatles record ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy’ single, Christmas record 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - The Beatles Christmas Record 1963 (Remastered)'

(Thursday, October 17, 1963, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m./7:00-10:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles today recorded their first annual Christmas message titled “The Beatles’ Christmas Record” at EMI Studio 2 in London. They also recorded their fifth single “I Want To Hold Your Hand”/“This Boy” at EMI Studio 2 in London, which would help them finally break into the American market. Continue reading Beatles record ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy’ single, Christmas record 50 years ago this hour (1963)