(Saturday, May 7, 2005) — “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani was the #1 song on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (May 7/14/21/28, 2005).
Video: 'Help 1965' (May 7, 1965, at 32:52-35:41)
(Friday, May 7, 1965) — Following their three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain for Help!, The Beatles today returned to Twickenham Film Studios to film the ‘exciting adventure of Paul on the floor’ scene in which Paul McCartney is accidentally injected with reducing fluid, loses his clothes, and misses out on much of the action while various people make a play for Ringo Starr’s ring.
Video: 'Crowds Celebrate VE Day In Times Square'
(Monday, May 7, 1945, noon hour EWT; during World War II) — New York City’s millions reacted in two sharply contrasting ways today to the news of the unconditional surrender of the German armies. Continue reading Wild crowds greet news of German surrender in New York City, others pray 70 years ago this hour (May 7 1945)
Video: 'Terror At Sea Sinking Of The Lusitania Documentary) - YouTube' (May 7, 1915, at 35:51)
(Friday, May 7, 1915, 2:10-2:28 p.m. GMT; during World War I) — In an incident that turned international opinion against Germany, the German U-boat U-20 torpedoed and sank the British liner RMS Lusitania, traveling from New York to Liverpool, off the southern coast of Ireland today, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans, out of the nearly 2,000 on board. Continue reading Germans torpedo British liner RMS Lusitania, killing 1198, including 128 Americans 100 years ago this hour (May 7 1915)
Video: 'Vietnam The Ten Thousand Day War 12of13 Surrender' (May 7, 1975, at 44:24)
(Wednesday, May 7, 1975, during the Cold War) — On the same day that the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover of South Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era,” ending wartime veteran’s benefits for new military recruits.