Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

The Beatles hold a press conference in Montreal 50 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1964)


Video: 'La beatlemanie déferle sur Montréal' (press conference/post-press conference John Lennon interview at 1:00)

(Tuesday, September 8, 1964, 6:00 p.m. EDT) — The Beatles held a press conference tonight between two shows at the Montreal Forum during the band’s 16th stop of their first full North American tour. Continue reading The Beatles hold a press conference in Montreal 50 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1964)

Snake River Canyon defies daredevil Evel Knievel 40 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1974)


Video: 'Snake River Canyon jump 1973-EVEL KNIEVEL Awesome video!!'

(Sunday, September 8, 1974, 3:36 p.m. MDT) — With much media fanfare, daredevil Evel Knievel tried and failed to leap the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon today on his specially engineered rocket motorcycle.

His drogue parachute malfunctioned and opened on take-off. Evel and his contraption floated to the bottom of the canyon, landing on the riverbank directly below his launch ramp.

The Beatles arrive at Montreal’s Dorval airport 50 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1964)


Video: 'La beatlemanie déferle sur Montréal' (airport arrival at 0:00-1:00)

(Tuesday, September 8, 1964, 2:24 p.m. EDT) — The Beatles arrived at Dorval airport in Montreal this afternoon to begin the band’s 16th stop of it’s first full North American Tour. In spite of an awful storm, 5 000 fans are waiting for them at the airport, most of them girls, along with 120 officers from the RCMP.

President Ford pardons former President Nixon 40 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1974)


Video: 'Ford Pardons Nixon - September 8, 1974'

(Sunday, September 8, 1974, 11:01 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard M, Nixon an unconditional pardon today for all federal crimes that he “committed or may have committed or taken part in” while in office, an act Ford said was intended to spare Nixon and the nation further punishment in the Watergate scandals. Continue reading President Ford pardons former President Nixon 40 years ago this hour (Sep 8 1974)