(Monday, April 30, 1945, 2:30 p.m. EWT; during World War II) — Queen for Today (later Queen for a Day), a radio game show that helped to usher in American listeners’ and viewers’ fascination with big-prize giveaway shows, premiered today on the Mutual Radio Network in New York City.
Video: 'Help 1965' (Apr. 30, 1965, at 10:43-11:09; 12:55-16:10; 22:52-24:04)
(Friday, April 30, 1965) — The Beatles continued production on their second feature film Help! today, spending most of the day filming the scene in which they record “You’re Going To lose That Girl” at Twickenham Studios in London.
They also filmed the scenes in which an Asprey’s jeweler, played by Peter Copley, examines the ring stuck on Ringo Starr’s finger and another in which a magnetized elevator attracts all metal objects to the walls apart from the ring.
(Saturday, April 30, 1955) — “Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)” by Pérez Prado and His Orchestra was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for 10 consecutive weeks (Apr. 30, May 7/14/21/28, June 4/11/18/25, July 2, 1955).
Video: 'Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk'
(Thursday, April 29, 1965, aired at 11:30 p.m. EDT) — Ed Ames, who was currently performing on the Daniel Boone TV series as the half-Cherokee Mingo, demonstrated his tomahawk-throwing prowess tonight during a guest spot on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, creating one of the longest sustained laughs in the history of television.
Video: 'Help 1965' (Apr. 29, 1965, at 11:49-12:54; 15:53-16:24)
(Thursday, April 29, 1965) — The Beatles re-shot the scene for their second feature film Help! today at Twickenham Film Studios in London in which a night club hand drier sucks excessively in an attempt to steal Ringo Starr’s ring.
Another scene was re-shot today was of Starr tethered to a table in a room underneath The Beatles’ recording studio, before being rescued by Ahme, played by Eleanor Bron.