Daily Archives: July 30, 2016

The Monkees finish recording ‘Papa Gene’s Blues’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1966)


Video: 'Papa Gene's Blues (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)'

(Saturday, July 30, 1966, 2:00-6:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees completed recording “Papa Gene’s Blues” today at RCA Victor Studio A in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees finish recording ‘Papa Gene’s Blues’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1966)

‘Batman’ film premieres in Austin, Texas 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1966)


Video: 'Batman' (trailer)

(Saturday, July 30, 1966)Batman, a superhero film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman, premiered today at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. Continue reading ‘Batman’ film premieres in Austin, Texas 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1966)

German saboteurs blow up munitions plant in New Jersey 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1916)


Video: 'Black Tom Island Explosion'

(Sunday, July 30, 1916, 2:08 a.m. local time; during World War I) — German saboteurs today blew up a munitions plant on Black Tom, an island near Jersey City, New Jersey, killing seven people and injuries hundreds of others. Continue reading German saboteurs blow up munitions plant in New Jersey 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1916)