Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

American troops land on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines 70 years ago this hour (Feb 16 1945)


Video: '503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, Corregidor Invasion, Philippine Islands, February 16, 1945'

(Friday, February 16, 1945, 8:33 a.m. PHT; during the Battle of Corregidor (1945), part of the Pacific Theatre of World War II) — The Battle for the recapture of Corregidor began today as the first of one thousand troopers of the 503rd PRCT based at Mindoro, began dropping out of C-47 troop carriers of the US Thirteenth Air Force.

‘Eight Days a Week/I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party’ single by The Beatles released in USA 50 years ago today (Feb 15 1965)


Video: 'Eight Days a Week by The Beatles - Digitally Remastered Stereo'

(Monday, February 15, 1965) — The single “Eight Days a Week”/“I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” by The Beatles was released today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘Eight Days a Week/I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party’ single by The Beatles released in USA 50 years ago today (Feb 15 1965)

The Beatles begin recording fifth album, record ‘Ticket to Ride’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 15 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles - Ticket To Ride [Take 2]'

(Monday, February 15, 1965, 2:30-5:45 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles today began recording their fifth album Help! and their second feature film of the same title at EMI Studio 2 in London, tracking “Ticket to Ride” this afternoon. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording fifth album, record ‘Ticket to Ride’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 15 1965)

Singer Nat ‘King’ Cole dies of lung cancer 50 years ago this hour (Feb 15 1965)


Video: 'Mini Bio: Nat King Cole'

(Monday, February 15, 1965, 5:30 a.m. PST)Nat King Cole, the velvet-voiced popular singer, died this morning at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, of lung cancer (he was a heavy cigarette smoker). Cole was 45 years old. Continue reading Singer Nat ‘King’ Cole dies of lung cancer 50 years ago this hour (Feb 15 1965)