Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Lennon attends AFI tribute to James Cagney 40 years ago tonight (Mar 13 1974)

(Wednesday, March 13, 1974) — One day after being ejected from the Troubadour Club, a clean and sober looking John Lennon attended the televised American Film Institute tribute dinner to the legendary film actor James Cagney at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, meeting up at one point with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Continue reading Lennon attends AFI tribute to James Cagney 40 years ago tonight (Mar 13 1974)

Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins 60 years ago this hour (Mar 13 1954)


Video: 'War in Vietnam : Documentary on the Battle of Dien Bien Phu' (Mar. 13, 1954, at 18:36)

(Saturday, March 13, 1954, 6:15 p.m. local time; during the Cold War) — The Battle of Dien Bien Phu began today during the First Indochina War as communist forces attacked French troops, who were defeated nearly two months later. Continue reading Battle of Dien Bien Phu begins 60 years ago this hour (Mar 13 1954)

Neighbors ignore cries for help as Catherine ‘Kitty’ Genovese is murdered 50 years ago this hour (Mar 13 1964)


Video: 'The Bystander Effect:The Death of Kitty Genovese'

(Friday, March 13, 1964, at about 3:15 a.m. EST) — Bar manager Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death today near her Queens, New York, home. The case generated controversy over the supposed reluctance of Genovese’s neighbors to respond to her cries for help. Genovese’s killer, Winston Moseley, remains in prison.

The Beatles film scenes for first film at Gatwick Airport 50 years ago this hour (Mar 13 1964)


Video: 'A Hard Day's Night (Full Movie) 1080p [HD] subtitulada' (Mar. 13, 1964, at 1:24:50-1:25:28)

(Friday, March 13, 1964, 10 a.m. GMT) — Following two days at Twickenham Film Studios, work on The Beatles’ first motion picture A Hard Day’s Night moved to Gatwick Airport today. Continue reading The Beatles film scenes for first film at Gatwick Airport 50 years ago this hour (Mar 13 1964)