Video: 'Captains Courageous' trailer
(Thursday, May 11, 1937, 8:45 p.m. EDT) — , an adventure film about a spoiled rich boy who is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man, had its world premiere tonight at the Astor theater in New York City. Captains Courageous Continue reading ‘Captains Courageous’ premieres in New York City 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1937)
Video: '11th May 1997: Deep Blue chess computer beats Garry Kasparov'
(Sunday, May 11, 1997, at about 4:00 p.m. EDT) — In brisk and brutal fashion, the IBM computer “Deep Blue” unseated humanity, at least temporarily, as the finest chess playing entity on the planet today in New York City when Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, resigned the sixth and final game of the match after just 19 moves, saying, “I lost my fighting spirit.” Continue reading IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer demolishes world chess champion Garry Kasparov 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1997)
Video: 'The Beatles - Baby You're A Rich Man (10, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Thursday, May 11, 1967, 9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Baby, You’re a Rich Man,” the B-side of the band’s “All You Need Is Love” single, tonight at Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1967)
(Wednesday, May 11, 1927) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures, known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, now officially known as “The Oscars,” was founded today during a luncheon banquet in the Crystal Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Continue reading Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1927)
Video: 'Nights of Cabiria' trailer
(Saturday, May 11, 1957) — , an Italian drama film about a good-hearted prostitute who dreams of finding a great lot in life, but constantly has her hopes dashed by evil, conniving men, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival. Nights of Cabiria
Directed by Federico Fellini, the film starred Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray and Amedeo Nazzari.
Video: 'PBS LBJ Part 1' (1937 campaign at 5:38)
(Saturday, May 11, 1937, 9:10 a.m. CDT) — One month after Lyndon B. Johnson, 28, was elected to Congress, his political hero, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, stopped today in Galveston, Texas, on his return from a fishing trip and posed with the new lawmaker and Governor James Allred. Continue reading FDR and LBJ meet in Galveston, Texas 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1937)