Daily Archives: February 7, 2014

Video for RADD’s ‘Drive My Car’ premieres on American Music Awards 20 years ago this hour (Feb 7 1994)


Video: ‘”Drive My Car” – RADD’

(Monday, February 7, 1994, 8:00 p.m. EST) — A video clip for “Drive My Car” by RAADD (Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving) was broadcast tonight during ABC-TV’s showing of the annual American Music Awards, featuring ex-Beatle Paul McCartney as the main vocalist with appearances by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and many other artists.

The Beatles filmed in their New York hotel suite 50 years ago this evening (Feb 7 1964)


Video: 'The Making of "The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit" - Part 1/5' (The Beatles inside The Plaza Hotel, Feb. 7, 1964, at 5:31)

(Friday, February 7, 1964, evening EST) — The Beatles were filmed tonight in their suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City for the TV special What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Continue reading The Beatles filmed in their New York hotel suite 50 years ago this evening (Feb 7 1964)

‘Blazing Saddles’ opens in U.S. theaters 40 years ago today (Feb 7 1974)


Video: 'Blazing Saddles' trailer

(Thursday, February 7, 1974)Blazing Saddles, a 1974 satirical Western comedy film about a black sheriff who takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer, opened today in American theaters, including the Sutton Theater in New York City.

Directed by Mel Brooks, the film starred Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Brooks and Dom DeLuise.

3,000 screaming fans greet The Beatles’ arrival for first U.S. visit 50 years ago this hour (Feb 7 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles Arrive in USA February 7, 1964 JFK Airport - YouTube.flv'

(Friday, February 7, 1964, 1:20 p.m. EST) — 3,000 screaming fans greeted The Beatles today as rock band from Liverpool, England, dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts, touched down at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for their first visit of the United States.

Charles Chaplin publicly debuts ‘Little Tramp’ character in ‘Kid Auto Races at Venice’ 100 years ago today (Feb 7 1914)


Video: 'Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) - 1st Charlie Chaplin Movie Appearance as The Tramp - Henry Lehrman'

(Monday, February 2, 1914)Kid Auto Races at Venice, a film starring Charles Chaplin in which his “Little Tramp” character makes his first appearance in a film exhibited before the public, premiered today in the U.S.

Directed by Henry Lehrman, the film also starred Lehrman, Frank D. Williams, Billy Jacobs, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Thelma Salter and Gordon Griffith.

1,500 buildings destroyed in Great Baltimore Fire 110 years ago this hour (Feb 7 1904)


Video: 'The Baltimore Fire - Sleeping Corpse Revival'

(Sunday, February 7, 1904, 10:48 a.m.) — The Great Baltimore Fire began today in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed a major part of central Baltimore, including over 1,500 buildings covering an area of some 140 acres. 1,231 firefighters were required to bring the blaze under control. Five lost lives were later attributed indirectly to the fire.