Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Michael Nesmith’s screen test for ‘Monkees’ series filmed 50 years ago today (Oct 7 1965)


Video: 'The Monkees - "Here Come The Monkees" (Broadcast Pilot) [Full Episode]' (Oct. 7, 1965, at 21:33)

(Thursday, October 7, 1965) — Michael Nesmith, who answered a Screen Gems advertisement seeking “Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series” that would eventually become The Monkees, auditioned today on the set of The Farmers Daughter TV show. Continue reading Michael Nesmith’s screen test for ‘Monkees’ series filmed 50 years ago today (Oct 7 1965)

John Lennon wins appeal to stay in U.S. 40 years ago today (Oct 7 1975)


Video: 'How John Lennon Changed Immigration Policy | msnbc' (primary archival film used in this video was actually shot Friday, Aug. 30, 1974, not "August 1975" as reported)

(Tuesday, October 7, 1975) — Two days before his 35th birthday and the birth of his first child with wife Yoko Ono, former Beatle John Lennon won his battle against U.S. immigration authorities when a federal appeals court overturned an order to deport him.

Officials had wanted to kick Lennon out of the country because of a drug arrest in Britain.

Palestinian gunmen hijack Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro 30 years ago today (Oct 7 1985)


Video: 'Achille Lauro Hijacking'

(Monday, October 7, 1985) — Palestinian gunmen hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro today in the Mediterranean with more than 400 people aboard, demanding the release of 50 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. Continue reading Palestinian gunmen hijack Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro 30 years ago today (Oct 7 1985)