(Saturday, February 26, 1966) — “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘These Boots Are Made for Walkin” by Nancy Sinatra peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago today (Feb 26 1966)
(Saturday, February 26, 1966) — “Don’t Mess with Bill” by The Marvelettes peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Don’t Mess with Bill’ by The Marvelettes peaks at #7 in USA 50 years ago today (Feb 26 1966)
(Saturday, February 26, 1966) — “Zorba The Greek” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Beatles Episode 23'
(Saturday, February 26, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EST) — The Beatles meet a young boy who would rather be one of the Beatles than to stay home with his family, and later, they come across a donkey that upon hearing their music, runs away at breakneck speed on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.
Video: 'Teach Astronomy - Galileo and the Church'
(Monday, February 26, 1616) — Astronomer Galileo Galilei met today with a Roman Inquisition official, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, who ordered him to abandon the “heretical” concept of heliocentrism, which held that the earth revolved around the sun, instead of the other way around.
Video: 'HAING S. NGOR TRIBUTE'
(Sunday, February 25, 1996, 8:45 p.m. PST) — Actor Dr. Haing S. Ngor, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in The Killing Fields and was a real-life survivor of the Khmer Rouge death camps, was shot to death today outside his home in Los Angeles. He was 45.
Three gang members were later convicted of the murder.
Video: '28th Grammy Awards (1986)- nearly complete broadcast'
(Tuesday, February 25, 1986, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — “We Are The World,” the all-star recording that raised millions of dollars for African famine relief, won four Grammys tonight during the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
“We Are The World,” an anthem that was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and recorded by 45 top stars, was voted Record of the Year and Song of the Year and picked up two more Grammys for best pop group performance and best short video.
Phil Collins No Jacket Required was voted best album of the year.
(Friday, February 25, 1966) — George Harrison (of The Beatles) and his new wife Pattie returned to London Airport today (his 23rd birthday) following their honeymoon in Barbados. Continue reading George and Pattie Harrison return from honeymoon 50 years ago today (Feb 25 1966)
(Saturday, February 25, 1956) — “Lisbon Antigua” by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for four consecutive weeks (Feb. 25, Mar. 3/10/17, 1956).