(Saturday, September 12, 1987) — “Solitude Standing” by Suzanne Vega peaked at #94 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Solitude Standing’ by Suzanne Vega peaks at #94 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1987)
Video: 'The Life and Death of Steve Biko'
(Monday, September 12, 1977) — Steve Biko, a South African anti-apartheid activist at the forefront of a grassroots campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement, died today alone in a cell while in police detention in Pretoria, South Africa, triggering an international outcry. Continue reading South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1977)
Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 12, 1967, at 0:24-2:21)
(Tuesday, September 12, 1967) — The Beatles posed for photographers from national newspapers today during a lunch stop at the Grand Hotel in Plymouth, in the south west of England, during the first full day of filming for Magical Mystery Tour. Continue reading The Beatles pose for photographers in Plymouth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1967)