Video: 'President Johnson's 1965 State of the Union Address, 1/4/1965.'
(Monday, January 4, 1965, 9:00 p.m. EST) — In his second State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson tonight outlined a sweeping program for improved education and for moving the nation “toward the Great Society.” Continue reading Johnson outlines ‘Great Society’ plan in State of the Union address 50 years ago this hour (Jan 4 1965)
(Saturday, January 4, 1975) — “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by Elton John (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles and featuring backing vocals and guitar by Lennon) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Jan. 4/11, 1975). It was John’s third of nine number one hits on the chart (1973-1997).
(Saturday, January 4, 1975) — “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Friday, January 4, 1935, 12:30 p.m. EST, during the Great Depression) — In his annual State of the Union address, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt told the Congress today that the “federal government must and shall quit this business of relief” by providing 3,500,000 jobs on public works projects for the nation’s idle “employables.”