Daily Archives: May 2, 2016

Riot breaks out at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 70 years ago this hour (May 2 1946)


Video: 'Alcatraz Gun Battle (1946)'

(Thursday, May 2, 1946, 2:30 p.m. local time) — Violence erupted today during a foiled escape attempt at the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. The Battle of Alcatraz would claim the lives of three inmates and two correctional officers before it was put down two days later. Continue reading Riot breaks out at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 70 years ago this hour (May 2 1946)

Paul McCartney interviewed for BBC Radio’s ‘Pop Profile’ 50 years ago this hour (May 2 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles - Paul - Pop Profile (Bonus Interview Track)'

(Monday, May 2, 1966, 5:30 p.m. BST) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles was interviewed today by BBC presenter Brian Matthew for Pop Profile at Playhouse Theater in London for distribution overseas by the BBC Transcription Service on 7″ singles in May 1966.