Video: 'Sweet Smell of Success' trailer
(Thursday, June 27, 1957, doors opened at 10:00 a.m. EDT) — Sweet Smell of Success, an American film noir about a crooked press agent who stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister’s romance, opened today at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)
Video: 'Elvis Presley Last show 26 june 1977 (full)'
(Sunday, June 26, 1977, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — Rock icon Elvis Presley, 42, performed what would turn out to be his last concert tonight at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Continue reading Elvis Presley performs last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1977)
Video: 'Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone Audiobook Full'
(Thursday, June 26, 1997) — The first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, was published today by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Continue reading First Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling published in UK 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1997)
Video: 'The Beatles - The Lost Pepperland Beel' (June 26, 1967, at 0:00)
(Monday, June 26, 1967, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. BST) — The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, the band completed the song today by replacing the tambourine which appeared in the introduction of the television broadcast with a drum roll played by Ringo Starr at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘All You Need Is Love’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1967)
Video: 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' trailer
(Thursday, June 26, 1947, 10:40 a.m. EDT) — The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, a fantasy romantic comedy-drama film about a spirited widow who rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost, opened this morning at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’ opens in New York City 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1947)
Video: 'American Troops Land In France (1917)'
(Tuesday, June 26, 1917) — The 14,000 first troops of the American Expeditionary Force deployed to France during World War I landed today in St. Nazaire. Continue reading First American troops reach France in World War I 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1917)
Video: 'The Beatles - All You Need is Love Our World Satellite Broadcast Live 1967'
(Sunday, June 25, 1967, 9:36 p.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles recorded vocals, bass guitar, guitar solo, drums and 13-piece orchestra live for their new song “All You Need Is Love” over a pre-recorded backing track tonight inside EMI Studio 1 in London for Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first-ever live international telecast which was carried by satellite from 14 countries. Continue reading The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ for world’s first live television satellite link-up 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1967)
(Saturday, June 25, 1977) — “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl'
(Wednesday, June 25, 1947) — The Diary of a Young Girl, the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II and The Holocaust, was first published today under the title The Annex: Diary Notes 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944 by Contact Publishing in Amsterdam. Continue reading ‘The Diary of a Young Girl,’ personal journal of Anne Frank, first published 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1947)