Video: 'The Beatles movie Help! premiers in London'
(Thursday, July 29, 1965, evening BST) — Ten thousand fans gathered outside the London Pavilion tonight to see The Beatles arrive in a black Rolls-Royce for the royal premiere of their second film Help!.
Inside, they met Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, who had delayed their summer holiday for the event.
Directed by Richard Lester, the film also starred Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear and Mal Evans.
(Thursday, July 29, 1965) — The Beatles attended a reception today at TVC Studios in London to promote the pending debut (Sept. 25, 1965) of The Beatles Saturday morning cartoon series on ABC-TV in the U.S.
(Wednesday, July 28, 1915) — More than 300 American sailors and Marines arrived in Haiti today to restore order following the killing of Haitian President Vibrun Guillaume Sam by rebels, beginning a 19-year U.S. occupation.
(Saturday, July 28, 1945) — “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” by Johnny Mercer (with backing vocals by The Pied Pipers) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Selling Retail Records chart for seven consecutive weeks (July 28, Aug. 4/11/18/25, Sept. 1/8, 1945).
Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (July 28, 1945, at 33:43)
(Saturday, July 28, 1945, 3:00 p.m. JST; during the Potsdam Conference of World War II) — Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki announced this afternoon that Japan would ignore the Potsdam Declaration, issued two days ago by the Allies meeting at the Potsdam Conference calling on Japan to surrender or face “prompt and utter destruction” (click here for a clip of this event from “American Experience: Truman” at 2:08:04).