(Saturday, November 28, 1964) — “Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, November 28, 1964) — “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at No. 82 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
(Saturday, November 28, 1964) — “Reach Out for Me” by Dionne Warwick peaked at #20 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Mariner4: Part1 launch on November 28, 1964'
(Saturday, November 28, 1964, 14:22:01 UTC) — The United States launched the space probe Mariner 4 today on a course toward Mars, which it flew past in July 1965, sending back pictures of the red planet. Continue reading Mariner 4 on course for Mars 50 years ago this hour (Nov 28 1964)
Video: 'Paul McCartney on Entertainment Tonight - 1984'
(Tuesday, November 27, 1984) — A Beatles convention in Los Angeles was featured on today’s edition of Entertainment Tonight. The program also included a previously recorded separate interview with former Beatle Paul McCartney (taped Oct. 25, 1984).
Video: 'Paul McCartney Live In Lewisham Odeon, London, UK (Wednesday 27th November 1974)'
(Wednesday, November 27, 1974) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, turned up unannounced tonight to provide backing vocals on the McCartney penned song “Mine For Me” during a live concert performance by Rod Stewart and The Faces at the Odeon Cinema, in Lewisham, South London.
(Thursday, November 27, 1924, 9:00 a.m. EST) — In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held today as employees marched to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes. Continue reading First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City 90 years ago this hour (Nov 27 1924)
Video: 'George Harrison - 1974 Baton Rouge'
(Tuesday, November 26, 1974) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed tonight at LSU Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the 14th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.
(Friday, November 25, 1864, beginning around 8:45 p.m. local time; during American Civil War) — A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires today (the day after Thanksgiving Day, what is now known as Black Friday) in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.
Image: John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth and Junius Booth, Jr. (from left to right) in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in 1864.
(Friday, November 25, 1864, evening local time; during American Civil War) — Actor John Wilkes Booth (later the assassin of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln) played Mark Antony today in a benefit performance of Julius Caesar at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City (with his brothers Junius, Jr. and Edwin). This landmark production raised funds to erect a statue of Shakespeare in Central Park, which remains to this day. Continue reading John Wilkes Booth acts in ‘Julius Caesar’ benefit performance in New York City 150 years ago tonight (Nov 25 1864)