(Saturday, December 29, 1984) — “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid, a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia, peaked at #13 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid peaks at #13 in USA 30 years ago today (Dec 29 1984)
Video: 'Jack Benny - CBS News Tribute/Obituary (Dec 29, 1974)' (Benny's funeral at 32:47)
(Sunday, December 29, 1974) — The show-business world turned out today at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California, to say goodbye to Jack Benny, the gentle comedian who charmed millions of Americans over a long career that carried him through the top ranks of vaudeville, radio, movies and television.
Benny died Dec. 26, 1974, of cancer at the age of 80.
(Sunday, December 29, 1974) — John Lennon signed the paperwork today that officially broke up the Beatles while on holiday Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Florida. Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had already signed.