Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

The Beatles record Christmas messages, first song for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 6 1966)

(Tuesday, December 6, 1966, 6:45 p.m.-1:50 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded a Christmas message today at EMI Studio 2 in London for pirate stations Radio London and Radio Caroline (click here and here to listen; be sure to right click on the links and choose “Open link in incognido window”). Continue reading The Beatles record Christmas messages, first song for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 6 1966)

Soviet, Hungarian teams battle in ‘Blood in the Water’ Olympic polo match 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 6 1956)


Video: 'Blood in the Water Match 1956'

(Thursday, December 6, 1956) — A violent water polo match known as the “Blood in the Water” match between Hungary and the USSR took place today during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, against the backdrop of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Continue reading Soviet, Hungarian teams battle in ‘Blood in the Water’ Olympic polo match 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 6 1956)