Video: 'AMAs 1974' (17-video playlist; second and third videos are from 1976)
(Tuesday, February 19, 1974, 8:30 p.m. EST) — Dick Clark staged the first American Music Awards tonight as an alternative to the industry-dominated Grammy Awards. The winners of the American Music Awards are determined by the votes of music fans. “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” by Tony Orlando and Dawn won for favorite pop single that year.
Video: 'The Smartest Guys in the Room - Jeffrey Skilling'
(Thursday, February 19, 2004; part of the Enron scandal) — Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged with fraud, insider trading and other crimes today in connection with the energy trader’s collapse.
(Saturday, February 19, 1994) — “Because the Night” by 10,000 Maniacs peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' (trailer)
(Wednesday, February 19, 1964) — The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a French musical film about a young girl separated from her lover by war and facing a life altering decision, premiered today in France.
Directed by Jacques Demy, the film starred Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo.