Daily Archives: March 19, 2014

Nixon vs. Dan Rather: ‘Are you running for something?’ 40 years ago tonight (Mar 19 1974)

Video: 'Dan Rather vs. Richard Nixon, 1974'

(Tuesday, March 19, 1974, evening; during the Watergate scandal) — At a news conference at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Houston this evening, U.S. President Richard Nixon fielded a question from CBS White House correspondent Dan Rather, who said, “Thank you, Mr. President. Dan Rather, of CBS News.”

The room filled with jeers and applause, prompting Nixon to joke, “Are you running for something?” Rather replied, “No, sir, Mr. President. Are you?”

‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ opened in U.S. theaters 10 years ago today (Mar 19 2004)

Video: 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Official Trailer'

(Friday, March 19, 2004)Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a romantic science fiction thriller film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, opened today in U.S. theaters, ten days after premiering in Los Angeles.

Directed by Michel Gondry, the film starred Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson.

John Lennon’s ‘I’m Stepping Out’ released as a single 30 years ago today (Mar 19 1984)

Video 'I'm Stepping Out - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (Remastered 2010)'

(Monday, March 19, 1984)“I’m Stepping Out” by John Lennon, recorded shortly before the ex-Beatle’s 1980 murder, was released today as a single in the U.S. (July 15, 1984, in the UK), the second single from the album Milk and Honey. Continue reading John Lennon’s ‘I’m Stepping Out’ released as a single 30 years ago today (Mar 19 1984)

The Beatles attend Variety Club luncheon 50 years ago this afternoon (Mar 19 1964)

Video: 'The Beatles at the Variety Club Luncheon'

(Thursday, March 19, 1964, early afternoon GMT) — The Beatles dropped by the Variety Club luncheon today at the Dorchester Hotel in London to accept the join award for Show Business Personalities of 1963. The event was broadcast the next day at 10:30 p.m. GMT on the BBC-TV’s The Variety Club of Great Britain Awards for 1963.

Beatle George Harrison interviews Paul McCartney 50 years ago today (Mar 19 1964)

Video: 'he Beatles - Public Ear (22nd March 1964)' (Mar. 19, 1964, at 2:23)

(Thursday, March 19, 1964, noon GMT) — George Harrison today interviewed Paul McCartney, both members of the rock band The Beatles, on the set of the group’s first film A Hard Day’s Night in a car traveling from Twickenham to Park Lane in London for broadcast on the Mar. 22, 1964, edition of the BBC’s The Public Ear radio program.