Daily Archives: June 6, 2015

Herman’s Hermits perform on ‘Ed Sullivan’ 50 years ago this hour (June 6 1965)


Video: 'Herman's Hermits "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" on The Ed Sullivan Show'

(Sunday, June 6, 1965, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Herman’s Hermits performed a medley of “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry The VIII, I Am” and “Wonderful World” tonight on the live CBS television variety series The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

‘The 39 Steps’ premieres in London 80 years ago today (June 6 1935)


Video: 'The 39 Steps 1935 1080p'

(Thursday, June 6, 1935)The 39 Steps, a British thriller film about a man who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top secret information, premiered today at the New Gallery Theatre in Regent Street, London.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim and Godfrey Tearle.

‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones released 50 years ago today (June 6 1965)


Video: 'Satisfaction by Rolling Stones (Stereo)'

(Sunday, June 6, 1965) — The Rolling Stones single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” considered by most critics to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded, was released today in the United States by London Records (released in the UK on Aug. 20, 1965).

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed “Satisfaction” in the second spot on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Stimson briefs Truman on his ambivalence on dropping the atomic bomb on Japanese cities 70 years ago this hour (June 6 1945)


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(Wednesday, June 6, 1945, 10:15 a.m. EWT; during World War II) — U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson met with President Harry S. Truman at the White House today, describing his agony and confusion about the dropping the atomic bomb on Japanese cities.