Category Archives: 1960s

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)

Peggy Fleming wins skating gold medal at Grenoble 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1968)


Video: 'Peggy Fleming - 1968 Olympics - FS'

(Saturday, February 10, 1968, 1:00 p.m. CET) — U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, won America’s only gold medal of the 1968 Winter Olympics today in Grenoble, France, in the ladies’ singles event. Continue reading Peggy Fleming wins skating gold medal at Grenoble 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1968)

Three teens killed in Orangeburg massacre 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


Video: 'The Forgotten Orangeburg South Carolina Israelite Massacre'

(Thursday, February 8, 1968, approx. 10:30 p.m. EST; during the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968)) — Three African-American college students (Samuel Hammond Jr., 18, Henry Smith, 19, and Delano Middleton, 17) were killed and 27 others were wounded tonight in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, South Carolina, during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. Continue reading Three teens killed in Orangeburg massacre 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)

Robert F. Kennedy says U.S. cannot win Vietnam War 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


Video: '"KENNEDYS DON'T CRY" (1975)' (Feb. 8, 1968, at 1:14:13)

(Thursday, February 8, 1968; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Senator Robert F. Kennedy of New York attacked today every important facet of the Johnson Administration’s policy in Vietnam, calling the President’s claims of progress “illusory” and denied that there was “any prospect” of an American military victory. Continue reading Robert F. Kennedy says U.S. cannot win Vietnam War 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)

George Wallace to run as third-party presidential candidate 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


Video: 'George Wallace discusses running on a third party ticket 1968'

(Thursday, February 8, 1968; during the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968); during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Former Democratic Governor George Wallace of Alabama, a staunch racial segregationist, announced today in Washington that he would run for the presidency as a candidate of the American Independent Party and “run to win.” Continue reading George Wallace to run as third-party presidential candidate 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)