Video: 'American Experience The Kennedys 1' ('Profiles' controversy at 1:10:21)
(Saturday, December 7, 1957, 10:00-10:30 p.m. EST) — Journalist Drew Pearson claimed Senator John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage was “ghostwritten for him” by Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen during a live interview on tonight‘s The Mike Wallace Interview program on ABC-TV (click here to watch the interview, the Kennedy reference begins at 12:25). Continue reading Pearson claims JFK’s ‘Profiles in Courage’ book was ghostwritten by aide 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1957)
Video: 'Mayday Air Crash Investigation S11E010 I'm The Problem Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771'
(Monday, December 7, 1987, 4:16 p.m. PST) — All 43 passengers and crew aboard Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 were killed today when David A. Burke, a disgruntled former employee of USAir, the parent company of PSA, apparently opened fire on five people, including the two pilots, causing the San Francisco-bound plane to crash near Cayucos, California. Continue reading 43 killed in murder–suicide jetliner crash 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1987)
Video: 'Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Video)'
(Thursday, December 7, 1967) — Three days before his accidental death in a plane crash, soul singer Otis Redding completed overdubs for his smash hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” today at Stax Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Otis Redding completes recording ‘Dock of the Bay’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)
Video: 'Beatles Apple Boutique, London 1968'
(Thursday, December 7, 1967) — The Beatles today opened the Apple Boutique, a retail store primarily stocked with fashion garments and accessories, located at 94 Baker Street in London. Continue reading The Beatles open Apple Boutique in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)
Video: 'The Constitution of the United States of America'
(Friday, December 7, 1787) — Delaware voted 30-0 today to become the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America featuring the separation of powers doctrine, whereby the federal government would be divided into three branches (legislative, executive and judicial). Continue reading Delaware first state to ratify U.S. Constitution 230 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1787)
Video: 'Ringo plays a horny Mexican in 'Candy'' (Dec. 7, 1967, at 0:00-0:23)
(Thursday, December 7, 1967, 8:30 a.m. CET) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles launched his solo acting career today as he began playing the role of Emmanuel, a Mexican gardner, in the garden of a house, just down the street from Incom Film Studios in Rome, for the movie Candy. Continue reading Ringo Starr begins filming first solo acting role 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)