Video: 'Octopus's Garden (Remastered 2009)'
(Friday, July 18, 1969, 2:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. BST; during sessions for Abbey Road) — The Beatles today completed Ringo Starr’s “Octopus’s Garden” at EMI Studio 3 in London, recording Starr’s lead vocals, which he manually double-tracked during the choruses. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Octopus’s Garden’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 18 1969)
Video: 'JFK JR.'S PLANE IS MISSING (LIVE TELEVISION NEWS COVERAGE FROM JULY 17, 1999)' (11:15 a.m. EDT-5:15 p.m. EDT)
(Friday, July 16, 1999, approximately 9:41 p.m. EDT; during the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash) — 38-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, his 33-year-old wife, Carolyn, and her 34-year-old sister, Lauren Bessette, died tonight when their single-engine plane, piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. Continue reading JFK Jr., wife, sister-in-law killed in plane crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 16 1999)
Video: 'Apollo 11 Launch CBS News Coverage' (launch at 1:32:00)
(Wednesday, July 16, 1969, 9:32 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/13:32:00 Coordinated Universal Time) — Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, blasted off as scheduled from Cape Kennedy today in man’s first attempt to walk on another world — the Moon. Continue reading Apollo 11 blasts off in first attempt to land humans on Moon 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 16 1969)
Video: 'Jimmy Carter's Crisis of Confidence Speech, July 15th, 1979'
(Sunday, July 15, 1979, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — U.S. President Jimmy Carter, conceding failings in his own leadership and assailing a “crisis of confidence” among Americans, proposed tonight a six-point package of energy proposals intended to save 4.5 million barrels of oil a day by 1990. Continue reading U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers ‘malaise’ speech 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1979)
(Saturday, July 15, 1939) — “Stairway to the Stars” by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (Ray Eberle, vocal) peaked at #1 on today’s Your Hit Parade weekly music chart for four consecutive weeks (July 15/22/29, Aug. 5, 1939). Continue reading ‘Stairway to the Stars’ by Glenn Miller peaks at #1 in USA 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1939)
(Saturday, July 14, 1979) — “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for five consecutive weeks (July 14/21/28, Aug. 4/11, 1979). Continue reading ‘Bad Girls’ by Donna Summer peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 14 1979)