Video: 'Olympic 3000m Finals 1984'
(Saturday, August 11, 1984; during the 1984 Summer Olympics) — At the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, American runner Mary Decker fell after colliding with South African-born British competitor Zola Budd in the 3,000-meter final; Budd finished seventh.
(Saturday, August 11, 1984) — “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr. peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Aug. 11/18/25, 1984).
(Saturday, August 11, 1984) — “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” by Elton John at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'We begin bombing Russia in five minutes anniversary of Cold War era joke'
(Saturday, August 11, 1984; during the Cold War) — During a voice test for a paid political radio address, U.S. President Ronald Reagan joked that he had “signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
Video: 'Beatles - Baby's In Black (2009 Stereo Remaster)'
(Tuesday, August 11, 1964, 7:00-11:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles began sessions for a follow-up album to A Hard Day’s Night tonight, recording Lennon-McCartney’s “Baby’s in Black” in 14 takes at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording new album with ‘Baby’s in Black’ 50 years ago this hour (Aug 11 1964)
Video: 'A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles) Película Completa Subtitulada al Español'
(Tuesday, August 11, 1964) — A Hard Day’s Night, a comedy film about the hectic lives of the English rock group The Beatles, opened in the U.S. today, including the Astor, the Trans-Lux East and other theaters in the New York City area.
Directed by Richard Lester, the film starred John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti and Maggie d’Abo.
Video: 'Alcatraz History Part 1 of 7' (Aug. 11, 1934, mistakenly mentioned as Oct. 11, at 4:40)
(Saturday, August 11, 1934, 9:40 a.m. local time) — The first batch of 137 prisoners, including notorious bank robbers and murderers, arrived today at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, off the coast of San Francisco, California.
Video: 'Alcatraz History Part 2 of 7'
Video: 'The Beach Boys Today! (Full Album HQ Stereo Remaster) (1965) - Beach Boys' ('When I Grow Up' at 6:51)
(Monday, August 10, 1964, 11:00 p.m. PDT) — The Beach Boys overdubbed vocals and an instrumental insert to the Aug. 5, 1964, instrumental master of “When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)” today at United Western Recorders studio in Los Angeles to completing the A-side of their next single.