Daily Archives: April 16, 2016

‘Lucy’s Italian Movie’ episode airs on ‘I Love Lucy’ 60 years ago this hour (Apr 16 1956)

Video: 'Lucy grape fight scene'

(Monday, April 16, 1956, 9:00-9:30 p.m. EST) — En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to play a part in his new movie Bitter Grapes on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series I Love Lucy.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 18 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.

‘Mr. Deeds Goes to Town’ opens in New York City 80 years ago this hour (Apr 16 1936)

Video: 'Mr. Deeds Goes to Town' trailer

(Thursday, April 16, 1936, 10:00 a.m. EST)Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, a screwball comedy about a small-town poet who has to deal with the corruption of city life when he inherits a fortune, opened this morning at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The film was directed by Frank Capra and starred Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur and George Bancroft.

The Beatles complete ‘Rain’ 50 years ago this hour (Apr 16 1966)

Video: 'The Beatles - Rain (1966, Stereo Remastered 2009)'

(Saturday, April 16, 1966, 2:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles continued recording their eleventh single this evening at EMI Studio 2 in London, completing John Lennon’s “Rain.” Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Rain’ 50 years ago this hour (Apr 16 1966)

George Harrison interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ 30 years ago this morning (Apr 16 1986)

Video: 'George Harrison on Today Show April 16, 1986'

(Wednesday, April 16, 1986) — In his first major television interview in years, former Beatle George Harrison appeared this morning in the second of a four-part feature on NBC’s Today, recorded at his Henley-on-Thames estate in England (possibly on Friday, Apr. 11, 1986).