Video: 'The Man with the Golden Gun' trailer
(Saturday, December 14, 1974) — The Man with the Golden Gun, the ninth spy film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, was released today in Japan (five days ahead of the formal premiere in London). Continue reading James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ released in Japan 40 years ago today (Dec 14 1974)
Video: 'Paul McCartney and Wings "Juniors Farm" 1974 HQ'
(Saturday, December 14, 1974) — For the first time since The Beatles broke up in 1970, each member had a record on today’s Billboard ‘s top 40 pop chart: “Junior’s Farm” by Paul McCartney and Wings at #10, “Only You” by Ringo Starr at #18, “Dark Horse” by George Harrison at #32 and “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” by John Lennon at #40. They would repeat this feat on Jan. 11 and 18, 1975 (same four songs except with Lennon’s “No. 9 Dream” replacing his “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”). Continue reading All four Beatles in top 40 pop chart for first time since band’s 1970 break up 40 years ago today (Dec 14 1974)
(Saturday, December 14, 1974) — “Promised Land” by Elvis Presley peaked at #14 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, December 14, 1974) — “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Rolling Stones peaked at #17 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Zorba the Greek' trailer
(Monday, December 14, 1964) — Zorba the Greek, a drama film about an amoral Greek peasant who teaches a British student the meaning of life, was released today in Greece (it opened in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 1964).
Directed by Michael Cacoyannis, the film starred Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova, Sotiris Moustakas and Anna Kyriakou.
Video: 'Heart of Atlanta Motel v United States AP Poli Sci Project'
(Monday, December 14, 1964, during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, ruled unanimously today that Congress was within its authority to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against racial discrimination by private businesses; in this case, a motel that refused to cater to blacks.