(Saturday, December 4, 1976) — “The Rubberband Man” by The Spinners peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Saturday, December 4, 1976) — “Beth” by Kiss peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Elvis Presley - Million Dollar Quartet [December 4, 1956]'
(Tuesday, December 4, 1956) — Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins made a series of impromptu recordings today at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, released 25 years later under the title “The Million Dollar Quartet.” Continue reading Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ jam in Memphis studio 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1956)
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1816'
(Wednesday, December 4, 1816, during the United States presidential election, 1816) — Democratic-Republican Secretary of State James Monroe of Virginia was elected President of the United States today over Federalist Senator Rufus King of New York. Continue reading Monroe defeats King in presidential election landslide 200 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1816)
Video: 'USA: MARS PATHFINDER SPACECRAFT FINALLY LAUNCHED'
(Wednesday, December 4, 1996, 1:58:07 a.m. EST) — The unmanned American spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this morning and began speeding toward the red planet on a seven-month, 310 million-mile odyssey to deliver the first remotely controlled roving vehicle designed to traverse the landscape of another planet. Continue reading Mars Pathfinder speeds toward red planet 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1996)