(Wednesday, August 3, 1955, evening PDT) — To Catch a Thief, a romantic thriller film about a retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style, premiered tonight in Hollywood.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel and Brigitte Auber.
(Tuesday, August 3, 1875) — Former U.S. President Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) was buried today in what later became the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee, with his body wrapped in an American flag and a copy of the U.S. Constitution placed under his head, according to his wishes.
Johnson, 66, died from a stroke on July 31, 1875, at Carter’s Station, near Elizabethton, Tennessee. He had been elected to the Senate earlier in the year, becoming the only former president to serve in the Senate.
Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - LBJ Goes to War [3/11]' (Aug. 3, 1965, at 45:06-49:13)
(Tuesday, August 3, 1965, 10:35-11:15 a.m. EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared today that those who advocate either all-out war in Vietnam or total withdrawal are equally misguided and equally insensitive to the United States’ role in Southeast Asia.