Daily Archives: August 26, 2014

The Beatles perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 50 years ago this hour (Aug 26 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on 26 Aug 1964'

(Wednesday, August 26, 1964, 9:30 p.m. MDT) — The Beatles performed tonight for 7,000 fans at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, during the sixth stop of the band’s first full North American Tour. Continue reading The Beatles perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 50 years ago this hour (Aug 26 1964)

Democrats nominate Johnson-Humphrey ticket 130 years ago tonight (Aug 26 1964)


Video: 'Pres. Johnson Names Vice-President At Democratic Convention (1964)' (Aug. 26, 1964, at 0:00-2:48)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1964, evening EDT) — Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas, the man who took over the presidency last Nov. 22 in the shattering hour of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, was nominated by acclamation for a term of his own tonight by the 1964 Democratic National Convention meeting at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading Democrats nominate Johnson-Humphrey ticket 130 years ago tonight (Aug 26 1964)

de Gaulle leads victory march in liberated Paris 70 years ago today (Aug 26 1944)


Video: 'Documentary World War 2 II in Colour The Second World War color' (de Gaulle in Paris at 1:51:45)

(Saturday, August 26, 1944; during the Liberation of Paris, part of Operation Overlord, World War II) — French Gen. Charles de Gaulle braved the threat of German snipers as he led a victory march in Paris, which had been liberated by the Allies from Nazi occupation the previous day. Continue reading de Gaulle leads victory march in liberated Paris 70 years ago today (Aug 26 1944)

Battle of Tannenberg begins on Eastern Front 100 years ago today (Aug 26 1914)


Video: 'The Great War episode 2 Stalemate' (Aug. 26-30, 1914, at 27:10)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1914, morning local time; part of the Eastern Front of World War I)The Battle of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and the German Empires, began today near Allenstein, East Prussia (today Olsztyn, Poland), resulting in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army.

John Lennon interviewed in Bel Air 50 years ago this hour (Aug 26 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Hear The Beatles Tell All" (U.S. Mono LP - Vee-Jay) [Full Album]' (Aug. 26, 1964, at 0:00-12:52)

(Wednesday, August 26, 1964, ca. midnight PDT) — John Lennon of The Beatles was interviewed late tonight/early this morning by Jim Steck of KRLA-AM Los Angeles at Reginald Owen’s residence in Bel Air, California. This interview would later surface as the entire first side of the LP Hear the Beatles Tell All.