Rock star Brian Jones avoids jail for drug convictions 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1967)

(Tuesday, December 12, 1967) — Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones successfully appealed his Oct. 30, 1967, nine-month jail sentence for a drug conviction today and instead was fined £1,000, put on three years’ probation and ordered to seek professional help. Continue reading Rock star Brian Jones avoids jail for drug convictions 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1967)

Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries 13-year-old cousin 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1957)


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(Thursday, December 12, 1957, 1:10 p.m. CST) — Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, secretly married 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, his first cousin once removed, today in Hernando, Mississippi, before his divorce from his second wife, Jane Mitchum, was completed. Continue reading Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries 13-year-old cousin 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1957)

Japanese aircraft sink U.S. gunboat Panay on China’s Yangtze River 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1937)


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(Sunday, December 12, 1937, noon CST; during the Second Sino-Japanese War) — Japanese aircraft and shore batteries opened fire today on the U.S. Navy gunboat Panay while it was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanking (now spelled Nanjing), China, while it was evacuating personnel from the embassy at Nanking.

Three Americans were killed and another 43 were wounded.

The Japanese claimed that they did not see the American flags painted on the deck of the gunboat, apologized, and paid an indemnity.

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1967)


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(Monday, December 11, 1967, 8:30 p.m. EST) — An aging white couple’s liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to an African-American doctor in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, an American comedy-drama film that premiered tonight at the Victoria Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 11 1967)

‘Wall Street’ opens in New York City 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1987)


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(Friday, December 11, 1987; 12 noon EST)Wall Street, an American drama film about a high-rolling corporate raider who is idolized by young-and-hungry broker, opened today at Criterion Center theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Wall Street’ opens in New York City 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1987)