Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

134 servicemen killed by fire, explosions aboard USS Forrestal 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)


Video: 'USS FORRESTAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER FIRE TRIAL BY FIRE MOVIE 1967 42704'

(Saturday, July 29, 1967, 10:51:21 a.m. local time; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — An accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal today in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and explosions that killed 134 U.S. Navy sailors and officers. Continue reading 134 servicemen killed by fire, explosions aboard USS Forrestal 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)

The Beatles sue Nike, Capitol Records over shoe commercials 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 1987)


Video: 'Beatles "Revolution" 1988 Nike Air Commercial'

(Tuesday, July 28, 1987) — A shoe company that began using a Beatles song earlier this year in a highly publicized television advertising campaign was sued today by the Beatles’s music company. Continue reading The Beatles sue Nike, Capitol Records over shoe commercials 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 28 1987)