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Jayne Mansfield performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1957)


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(Sunday, May 26, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Jayne Mansfield played the violin on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Jayne Mansfield performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1957)

Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker published in London 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1897)


Video: '26th May 1897: Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula is published'

(Wednesday, May 26, 1897)Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, was published today in London by Archibald Constable and Company. Continue reading Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker published in London 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1897)

Climber conquers 110-story World Trade Center tower in New York 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1977)


Video: 'George Willig Climbs the World Trade Center - Channel 2 & 4 News Stories'

(Thursday, May 26, 1977, 6:30 a.m.-10:05 a.m. EDT) — Using equipment he designed and built himself and tested in secret at night, George Willig, a 27-year-old toymaker and mountain climber from Queens, scaled the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center this morning to the delight of thousand of pedestrians who watched his three-and-a-half-hour effort. Continue reading Climber conquers 110-story World Trade Center tower in New York 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1977)

The Doors record ‘I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind,’ ‘Love Me Two Times’ 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (May 25 1967)


Video: 'I Can't See Your Face In My Mind'

(Thursday, May 25, 1967) — The Doors recorded “I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind” and “Love Me Two Times” today at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California, for the American rock band’s second studio album Strange Days. Continue reading The Doors record ‘I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind,’ ‘Love Me Two Times’ 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (May 25 1967)

‘Star Wars’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1977)


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(Wednesday, May 25, 1977, 10:45 a.m. EDT)Star Wars, an American epic space opera film about Luke Skywalker who joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, opened this morning at Loews Astor Plaza in Times Square (and across the U.S. today). Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1977)

‘Barefoot in the Park’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1967)


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(Thursday, May 25, 1967, 10:30 a.m. EDT)Barefoot in the Park, an American comedy film written by Neil Simon about a free-thinking bride and her conservative groom who have trouble adjusting to married life, opened this morning at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Continue reading ‘Barefoot in the Park’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1967)