Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

Truman calls rail men to return at once, will use Army to run trains if they do not 70 years ago this hour (May 24 1946)


Video: 'Truman & the Railroad Strike of 1946 - Part 1' (Truman address at 0:17)

(Friday, May 24, 1946, 9:00 p.m. EST; during the Strike wave of 1945–46) — U.S. President Harry S. Truman made a nationwide radio address tonight regarding the railway strike, and delivered an ultimatum: “If sufficient workers to operate the trains have not returned, by 4 p.m. tomorrow, as head of our government, I have no alternative but to operate the trains by using every means within my power … I shall ask our armed forces to furnish protection to every man who heeds the call of his country in this hour of need.” Continue reading Truman calls rail men to return at once, will use Army to run trains if they do not 70 years ago this hour (May 24 1946)

Paul McCartney & Wings perform in New York 40 years ago tonight (May 24 1976)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live In NY Madison Square Gardens, New York, USA (Monday May 24th 1976)'

(Monday, May 24, 1976) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings performed the first of two shows tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York on the 11th stop of the 21-city, 31-show Wings Over America leg of his band’s Wings Over The World tour.

‘Mame’ opens on Broadway 50 years ago this hour (May 24 1966)


Video: 'Angela Lansbury in MAME (Broadway, 1966)'

(Tuesday, May 24, 1966, 7:15 p.m. EDT)Mame, with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and a 1956 Broadway play, opened on Broadway tonight at Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, starring Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur.
Continue reading ‘Mame’ opens on Broadway 50 years ago this hour (May 24 1966)

George Harrison begins recording seventh studio album 40 years ago today (May 24 1976)


Video: 'George Harrison - "Thirty Three & 1/3" (Remastered) [Full Album]'

(Monday, May 24, 1976) — Former Beatle George Harrison began recording his seventh studio album Thirty Three & 1/3 today at his Friar Park home studio in Henley-on-Thames, England. Continue reading George Harrison begins recording seventh studio album 40 years ago today (May 24 1976)