Daily Archives: October 20, 2013

Cox fired, Richardson and Ruckelshaus resign in ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ 40 years ago this evening (1973)

(Saturday, October 20, 1973, 8:25 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — In the so-called Saturday Night Massacre U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to dismiss Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refused and resigned, along with Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Continue reading Cox fired, Richardson and Ruckelshaus resign in ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ 40 years ago this evening (1973)

The Beatles perform on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ TV show 50 years ago this afternoon (1963)


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(Sunday, October 20, 1963, afternoon BST) — The Beatles topped the bill on their fifth appearance on ABC’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, recorded this afternoon at the Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, England, for airing on Oct. 26, 1963, at 5:50 p.m. Continue reading The Beatles perform on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ TV show 50 years ago this afternoon (1963)