Video: 'THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS "Monday Monday" on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, December 11, 1966, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Mamas & the Papas performed “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin'” and “Words of Love” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Mamas & the Papas, David Frye perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1966)
(Saturday, December 11, 1976) — “Nadia’s Theme” by Perry Botkin, Jr. peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, December 11, 1976) — “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles peaked at #49 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks (more than six years after the band broke up). Continue reading ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ by The Beatles peaks at #49 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1976)
(Saturday, December 11, 1976) — “Heart on My Sleeve” by Gallagher and Lyle peaked at #67 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'UNICEF 1946-1959: An Agency for Children is Born'
(Wednesday, December 11, 1946, 12:00 p.m. EST) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly today to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. Continue reading United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) established 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1946)
Video: 'Indiana Bicentennial Minute 01'
(Wednesday, December 11, 1816) — President James Madison signed an act of Congress today admitting Indiana, located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America, into the Union as the nineteenth state. Continue reading Indiana becomes 19th state 200 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1816)
Video: '11th December 1936: Abdication of King Edward VIII'
(Friday, December 11, 1936, 1:52 p.m. GMT) — Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne today so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI. Continue reading Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicates 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1936)