Daily Archives: June 28, 2016

‘The King and I’ film premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (June 28 1956)


Video: 'The Searchers' trailer

(Thursday, June 28, 1956, evening EDT)The King and I, a musical film about the king of Siam who clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children, premiered tonight at the Roxy in New York City.

Directed by Walter Lang, the film starred Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson and Rex Thompson.

Wings release ‘Let ‘Em In’/’Beware My Love’ single 40 years ago today (June 28 1976)


Video: 'Let 'Em In'

(Monday, June 28, 1976) — The single “Let ‘Em In”/“Beware My Love” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings was released today in the U.S. (July 23, 1976, in the UK), the second single from the group’s album Wings at the Speed of Sound. Continue reading Wings release ‘Let ‘Em In’/’Beware My Love’ single 40 years ago today (June 28 1976)

Former U.S. President James Madison dies in Orange, Virginia 180 years ago this hour (June 28 1836)


Video: '#04 James Madison'

(Tuesday, June 28, 1836, 6:00 a.m. local time)James Madison, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, died today at his plantation estate Montpelier near Orange, Virginia, of heart failure. Madison was 85.

Rioting bursts out in Poznan, Poland 60 years ago this hour (June 28 1956)


Video: '45 85 Part 6' (June 28, 1956, at 7:51)

(Thursday, June 28, 1956, 6:00 a.m. CET; during the Cold War) –The Poznan 1956 protests, the first of several massive protests against the government of the People’s Republic of Poland, began on today at Poznan’s Cegielski Factories and were met with violent repression. Continue reading Rioting bursts out in Poznan, Poland 60 years ago this hour (June 28 1956)