Monthly Archives: August 2017

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album released 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1987)


Video: 'Michael Jackson - Bad (Official Video)'

(Monday, August 31, 1987)“Bad”, Michael Jackson’s first solo studio album since Thriller (the best-selling album of all-time with sales of 65 million) in 1982, was released today by Epic Records. Continue reading Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album released 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1987)

Princess Diana fatally injured in car crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1997)


Video: 'Princess Diana's car crash, BBC rolling news footage.'

(Sunday, August 31, 1997, 12:23 a.m. CEST)Diana, Princess of Wales, was critically injured early this morning when the black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 she was riding in crashed in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris as the driver, Henri Paul, lost control and struck a pillar at an estimated speed of 65 mph. Continue reading Princess Diana fatally injured in car crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1997)

‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1997)

(Saturday, August 30, 1997)“Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 1997). Continue reading ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1997)

Senate confirms Marshall as first African-American justice #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1967)


Video: 'Thurgood Marshall Appointed to Supreme Court 1967'

(Wednesday, August 30, 1967) — The Senate today confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first African American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 69 to 11. Continue reading Senate confirms Marshall as first African-American justice #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1967)

‘The Fugitive’ finale airs on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 29 1967)


Video: 'The Fugitive S04E30 The Judgment Part 2'

(Tuesday, August 29, 1967, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — The final episode of The Fugitive, an American drama television series about a physician (David Janssen) who escapes custody after he is falsely convicted of his wife’s murder and searches for the real killer, a “one-armed man,” aired tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘The Fugitive’ finale airs on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 29 1967)

The Monkees perform in Spokane, Washington 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1967)


Video: 'Summer 1967: The Complete U.S. Concert Recordings' (videos 52-68)

(Sunday, August 27, 1967; evening PDT)The Monkees performed tonight at The Coliseum in Spokane, Washington, on the final stop of the band’s summer 1967 tour. Continue reading The Monkees perform in Spokane, Washington 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1967)