Video: 'The Beatles arrival on N.Y.C. Airport, August 28. 1964'
(Friday, August 28, 1964, 3:02 a.m. EDT) — The Beatles landed this morning at Kennedy Airport, greeted by 3,000 waiting fans as they flew in from Cincinnati to continue their first full North American Tour.
They were driven to the Delmonico Hotel on Park Avenue and 59th Street where more fans were waiting, even though their stay was supposed to be a secret.
One fan, Angie McGowan, snatched Ringo Starr’s St Christopher medallion as he made his way inside the hotel, although she returned it later that day at their pre-show press conference. The fans were dispersed by police at 4:00 a.m.