Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Sons of the Desert’ released in U.S. theaters 80 years ago today (12/29/1933)

Video: 'Sons of the Desert Fan Made Trailer'

(Friday, December 29, 1933)Sons of the Desert, a Laurel and Hardy comedy film about two friends who hatch a harebrained scheme to attend a lodge convention over their wives’ objections, was released today in U.S. theaters.

Directed by William A. Seiter, the film starred Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Mae Busch.

Capitol rush-releases The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ in U.S. 50 years ago today (12/26/1963)

Video: 'The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand 1080p [HD]'

(Thursday, December 26, 1963) — Capitol Records today released the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”/”I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles, which would become the first number one hit in the U.S. for the rock band from Liverpool, England. The single was released two weeks ahead of schedule due to growing demand created by radio airplay.