Video: 'Calvin Coolidge -- I Do Not Choose to Run'
(Tuesday, August 2, 1927, 11:30 a.m. MDT) — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge today dramatically and unexpectedly, and without consultation with friends, issued the following statement to the correspondents at his “Summer White House” in the Black Hills in South Dakota: “I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.” Continue reading President Coolidge declares: ‘I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight’ 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1927)
Video: 'RUTLE CORPS'
(Tuesday, August 2, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison filmed a cameo appearance today in London, playing a TV reporter for the Monty Python’s All You Need Is Cash, a television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles, for broadcast on NBC-TV on March 22, 1978. Continue reading George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)
Video: 'In the Heat of the Night' trailer
(Wednesday, August 2, 1967, 10:00 a.m. EDT) — In the Heat of the Night, an American mystery drama film about a black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation, opened this morning at Loew’s Capitol theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘In the Heat of the Night’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1967)