Daily Archives: June 17, 2015

B-52 aircraft used for the first time in Vietnam 50 years ago this hour (June 18 1965)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - America's Enemy [5/11]' (June 18, 1965, at 44:10)

(Friday, June 18, 1965, 1965, 6:48 a.m. ICT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Under Operation Arc Light, B-52 aircraft were used for the first time today in the Vietnam War. Flying out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, 27 B-52s dropped 750 and 1,000-pound bombs on a Viet Cong stronghold.

The Beatles track ‘Act Naturally,’ complete ‘Help!’ recording sessions 50 years ago this hour (June 17 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Act Naturally" Mono'

(Thursday June 17, 1965, 4:00-5:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles continued production of their fifth studio album Help! this afternoon at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording “Act Naturally.”. Continue reading The Beatles track ‘Act Naturally,’ complete ‘Help!’ recording sessions 50 years ago this hour (June 17 1965)

The Beatles complete ‘Yesterday’ 50 years ago this hour (June 17 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles - Yesterday (2014 Mono Vinyl)'

(Thursday June 17, 1965, 2:00-4:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles continued production of their fifth studio album Help! this afternoon at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording a vocal and string quartet overdub onto the June 14, 1965, recording of “Yesterday,” a song that would become one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Yesterday’ 50 years ago this hour (June 17 1965)