(Saturday, August 2, 1986) — “Press” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney debuted at #66 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It was McCartney’s 38th appearance on the chart since The Beatles broke up in 1970.
(Saturday, August 2 1986) — Castle in the Sky, a Japanese animated adventure film about a young boy and a girl who, with a magic crystal, must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle, was released today in Japan.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the film starred Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Kotoe Hatsui and Minori Terada.
Video: 'The Beatles, John Lennon and the More Popular Than Jesus Controversy (1966)' (boycott coverage at 0:08-5:26)
(Tuesday, August 2, 1966) — The station manager of WAQY-AM radio in Birmingham, Alabama, urged listeners today to boycott record stores and bookstores that sold music and memorabilia of The Beatles, four days after the American teen magazine Datebook reprinted John Lennon’s claim in a British newspaper that “we’re more popular than Jesus now.”