Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

The Monkees finish recording three songs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1966)


Video: 'Mary, Mary (2006 Remastered)'

(Wednesday, July 27, 1966, 7:00 p.m.-midnight PDT) — The Monkees recorded “Mary, Mary” “Sweet Young Thing” and an early version of “You Just May Be the One” today in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees finish recording three songs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1966)

242,000 people killed by earthquake in northern China 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 1976)


Video: 'Tangshan earthquake 1976'

(Wednesday, July 28, 1976, 3:42 a.m. China Standard Time) — The Tangshan earthquake, believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll, struck early this morning near Tangshan in northeastern Hebei province, China, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. Continue reading 242,000 people killed by earthquake in northern China 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 1976)

Former Beatle John Lennon given U.S. resident status 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1976)


Video: 'John Lennon - Green Card Day, Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York City - July 27, 1976'

(Tuesday, July 27, 1976, at approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT) –Former Beatle John Lennon, 35, won a four-year-battle with U.S. immigration authorities today and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. as a permanent resident alien and to apply for U.S. citizenship in five years. Continue reading Former Beatle John Lennon given U.S. resident status 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1976)

Terror attack on Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park kills 1, injures 111 people 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1996)


Video: '1996 Atlanta Olympic Park Bombing' (17 videos)

(Saturday, July 27, 1996, 1:20 a.m. EDT; during the 1996 Summer Olympics) — Terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb spiked with nails and screws exploded early this morning at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person (another person later died of a heart attack) and injuring 111. Continue reading Terror attack on Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park kills 1, injures 111 people 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1996)