Video: 'Riots in Newark New Jersey 1967'
(Wednesday, July 12, 1967, 9:30 p.m. EDT) — Rioting erupted tonight in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of African-American taxicab driver John Smith at the corner of 15th Avenue and South Ninth Street. Continue reading 1967 Newark riots erupt 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1967)
(Saturday, July 12, 1997) — “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks. Continue reading ‘Bitch’ by Meredith Brooks peaks at #2 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1997)
Video: 'Princess Mononoke' trailer
(Saturday, July 12, 1997) — Princess Mononoke, a Japanese epic historical fantasy anime film that follows the young Emishi prince Ashitaka’s involvement in a struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources, was released today in Japan. Continue reading ‘Princess Mononoke’ released in Japan 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1997)
Video: 'The Doors - The Crystal Ship/Light My Fire Live at American Bandstand 67''
(Wednesday, July 12, 1967) — The Doors taped an appearance today at ABC Studios in Los Angeles for the July 22, 1967, edition of the television music-performance show American Bandstand, featuring performances of “The Crystal Ship,” followed by a short on-stage interview with the band and then “Light My Fire.” Continue reading The Doors perform for ‘American Bandstand’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1967)
Video: 'Little girl tape'
(Wednesday, July 12, 1967, at about 4:00 p.m. BST) — Leslie Samuels and Donna Stark, two Beatles fans from New York, visited Paul McCartney today at his home in the Saint John’s Wood district of northwest London, capturing the encounter on a tape recorder. Continue reading McCartney, Harrison interviewed by fans at their homes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 12 1967)