Daily Archives: June 14, 2014

U.S. Marines land on Saipan 70 years ago this hour (June 15 1944)


Video: 'The World At War: Japan 3/5' (June 15, 1944, at 9:36)

(Thursday, June 15, 1944, 7:00 a.m. ChST; during the Battle of Saipan, part of World War IIPacific War) — U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of the strategically significant Japanese island of Saipan this morning in an attempt to capture an air base from which the U.S. could launch its new long-range B-29 bombers directly at Japan’s home islands. Continue reading U.S. Marines land on Saipan 70 years ago this hour (June 15 1944)

Five Beatles hold a press conference in Melbourne 50 years ago this evening (June 14 1964)


Video: 'Beatles-Melbourne Press Conference 1964 part 1 with 5 Beatles for radio'

(Sunday, June 14, 1964, evening AEST) — The Beatles, reunited with drummer Ringo Starr, plus Starr’s temporary replacement of 12 days (due to Ringo’s illness), Jimmie Nicol, held a one-time joint conference at Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne. Continue reading Five Beatles hold a press conference in Melbourne 50 years ago this evening (June 14 1964)

20,000 greet five Beatles at Melbourne hotel 50 years ago this hour (June 14 1964)


Video: 'Beatles- Melbourne Live TV Coverage part 1'

(Sunday, June 14, 1964, 4:00 p.m. AEST) — The Beatles, reunited with drummer Ringo Starr, plus Starr’s temporary replacement of 12 days (due to Ringo’s illness), Jimmie Nichol, all appeared on the balcony this afternoon at Southern Cross Hotel to greet 20,000 fans in Melbourne. Continue reading 20,000 greet five Beatles at Melbourne hotel 50 years ago this hour (June 14 1964)

Ringo Starr arrives in Melbourne for Beatles reunion 50 years ago this afternoon (June 14 1964)


Video: 'Ringo Arrives in Sydney (1964)' (the video is actually Starr's arrival in Melbourne)

(Sunday, June 14, 1964, afternoon AEST) — Ringo Starr arrived at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia, this afternoon to join his band, The Beatles (they arrived in Melbourne a few hours later, greeted by a crowd of 5,000.), on their world tour after suffering from an illness. Continue reading Ringo Starr arrives in Melbourne for Beatles reunion 50 years ago this afternoon (June 14 1964)