Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

Music industry’s most famous artists gather to record ‘We Are The World’ 30 years ago this hour (Jan 28 1985)

Video: 'The Making of "We Are the World" - USA for Africa - 1985'

(Monday, January 28, 1985, 10:30 p.m.-Tuesday, January 29, 1986, 8:00 a.m. PST) — 45 of the most famous artists in the music industry gathered tonight at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood to record “We Are the World,” a song and charity single for African famine relief. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian.

Radical group Weather Underground sets off bomb in U.S. State Department building 40 years ago this hour (Jan 29 1975)

Video: 'Weather Underground Bombs the Capitol, Pentagon, and State Department' (Jan. 29, 1975, at 6:08)

(Wednesday, January 29, 1975, after 1:00 a.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and Cold War) — A bomb exploded in the State Department building in Washington early this morning shortly after callers identifying themselves as “Weather Underground” members warned news organizations they were setting off bombs in protest United States aid to South Vietnam.