Video: 'The Monkees- Live At The Joey Bishop Show 1969 (Full Performance)'
(Thursday, April 24, 1969, 11:30 p.m.-1:05 a.m. EST) — The Monkees performed “I’m a Believer,” “Someday Man” and “Listen to the Band,” back by Sam & The Goodtimers on tonight’s The Joey Bishop Show on ABC-TV. Continue reading The Monkees perform on ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 24 1969)
Video: 'The Beatles - Get Back (Promo Video, 1969) [2015 Remastered]'
(Thursday, April 24, 1969, 7:30-8:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles’ promotional video for their new single “Get Back” premiered tonight on the BBC1’s Top Of The Pops in black & white. Continue reading The Beatles promotional film for ‘Get Back’ premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 24 1969)
(Saturday, April 22, 1989) — “Like a Prayer” by Madonna peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Apr. 22/29, May 6, 1989). Continue reading ‘Like a Prayer’ by Madonna peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 22 1989)
(Saturday, April 22, 1939) — “Heaven Can Wait” by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (vocal chorus by Clyde Burke) peaked at #1 on today’s Your Hit Parade weekly music chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 22/29, 1939). Continue reading ‘Heaven Can Wait’ by Glen Gray peaks at #1 in USA 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 22 1939)
(Tuesday, April 21, 1789) — John Adams, 53, was inaugurated as the first Vice President of the United States today at Federal Hall in New York City, with John Langdon, President pro tempore of the Senate, administering the oath of office. Continue reading John Adams sworn-in as first Vice President of the United States 230 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 21 1789)
Video: 'ABC News special reports on the Columbine High School shootings (April 20, 1999)'
(Tuesday, April 20, 1999, 11:19 a.m.–12:08 p.m. MDT; during the Columbine High School massacre) — Two students stormed into Columbine High School at lunch time today with guns and explosives, killing 12 classmates and one teacher in a five-hour siege. Continue reading 12 students, 1 teacher killed in Columbine High School massacre 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 20 1999)
Video: 'Adolf Hitler - Dictator | Mini Bio | BIO'
(Saturday, April 20, 1889) — Adolf Hitler, the German dictator who initiated World War II in Europe, invaded 22 countries, relentlessly bombed Great Britain and was central to the perpetration of The Holocaust, was born today in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire. Continue reading World’s worst human being born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 20 1889)
Video: 'The nightmare of the Central Park Five'
(Wednesday, April 19, 1989, 9:00–10:00 p.m. EST; during the Central Park jogger case) — Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old Wall Street banker, was assaulted and raped tonight while jogging through Manhattan’s Central Park, leaving her in a coma for more than a week. Continue reading Wall Street banker jogging through Central Park assaulted and raped 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1989)