Category Archives: 1960s

McCartney, Starr depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1968)


Video: 'Ringo & Paul - London Airport, Heathrow, England (18.02.1968)'

(Sunday, February 18, 1968) — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, plus McCartney’s girlfriend, Jane Asher, and Starr’s wife, Maureen, departed London Airport today, bound for Delhi, India, where two other members of the group, John Lennon and George Harrison (and their wives) had arrived three days earlier. Continue reading McCartney, Starr depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1968)

Vietnam-bound troops given send-off by LBJ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)


Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - Tet [6/11]' (LBJ at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina at 5:08-5:15 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, 1968, at 31:21)

(Saturday, February 17, 1968, 5:08 p.m. EST/8:43 p.m. PST; during the Tet Offensive, part of the Vietnam War, Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson flew to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina and El Toro Marine Air Station in California today to offer prayers and good wishes to paratroopers and marines as they strapped themselves into transports for bound for Vietnam. Continue reading Vietnam-bound troops given send-off by LBJ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)

Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)


Video: 'George & John - Ashram, Rishikesh, India (17.02.1968) (Filmed 19.02.1968)'

(Saturday, February 17, 1968) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles were filmed today in India, having arrived the previous day to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh. Continue reading Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)

First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'How “911” Became the Emergency Call Number in North America'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 2:00 p.m. CST) — The world’s first 9-1-1 emergency call was placed today in Haleyville, Alabama, by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, from the Haleyville City Hall, to the city’s police station, where it was referred to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill. Continue reading First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)


Video: 'How “911” Became the Emergency Call Number in North America'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 2:00 p.m. CST) — The world’s first 9-1-1 emergency call was placed today in Haleyville, Alabama, by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, from the Haleyville City Hall, to the city’s police station, where it was referred to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill. Continue reading First 9-1-1 emergency call placed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)

Two Beatles arrive in India to study meditation 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)


Video: 'John & George - Palam Airport, New Delhi, India (16.02.1968) (Filmed 17.02.1968)'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 8:15 a.m. IST) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles arrived at Palam Airport in New Delhi, India, today to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh. Continue reading Two Beatles arrive in India to study meditation 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)

Two Beatles depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1968)


Video: 'George & John - London Airport, Heathrow (15.02.1968)'

(Thursday, February 15, 1968, afternoon GMT) — The Beatles’ long-planned trip to India finally got underway today as John Lennon and George Harrison, plus their wives Cynthia and Pattie, and Pattie’s sister Jenny, departed London Airport to Delhi, India. Continue reading Two Beatles depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1968)

Fourth Madison Square Garden opens in NYC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'Barbara Eden Bob Hope Madison Square Garden Opening 1968 singing performance'

(Sunday, February 11, 1968, 9:00 p.m. EST) — The fourth and current version of New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Midtown Manhattan, opened tonight with a glittering “Salute to the USO” premiere before 19,832 people, featuring performances by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Barbara Eden. Continue reading Fourth Madison Square Garden opens in NYC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

The Beatles record ‘Hey Bulldog’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Demos" 1967-1968 outtakes' ('Hey Bulldog'--RM2 at 43:17)

(Sunday, February 11, 1968, 4:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded John Lennon’s song “Hey Bulldog” during a session tonight at EMI Studio 3, recording ten takes and several instrumental and vocal overdubs. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘Hey Bulldog’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)