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The Beatles complete ‘Octopus’s Garden’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 18 1969)


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)

‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ by Destiny’s Child peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 17 1999)

(Saturday, July 17, 1999)“Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ by Destiny’s Child peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 17 1999)

JFK Jr., wife, sister-in-law killed in plane crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 16 1999)


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)

Apollo 11 blasts off in first attempt to land humans on Moon 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 16 1969)


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)

U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers ‘malaise’ speech 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1979)


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)

‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now’ by Simply Red peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1989)

(Saturday, July 15, 1989)“If You Don’t Know Me by Now” by Simply Red peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now’ by Simply Red peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1989)

‘Express Yourself’ by Madonna peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1989)

(Saturday, July 15, 1989)“Express Yourself” by Madonna peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Express Yourself’ by Madonna peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1989)

‘Stairway to the Stars’ by Glenn Miller peaks at #1 in USA 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 15 1939)

(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)

‘Bad Girls’ by Donna Summer peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 14 1979)

(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)

‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions peaks at #6 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 14 1979)

(Saturday, July 14, 1979)“Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions peaks at #6 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 14 1979)