Category Archives: 1990s

Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Saturday, May 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST)Paul McCartney’s Town Hall Meeting, a question and answer event hosted by John Fugelsang featuring the former Beatle, was transmitted live tonight on VH-1 from Bishopsgate Memorial Hall, in Bishopsgate, East London. Continue reading Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)

McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Friday, May 16, 1997, 9:00 p.m. EDT)In the World Tonight, a documentary about the making of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, received it’s worldwide television premiere tonight on VH-1 in the United States. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)

Harrison, Shankar interviewed at New York’s Plaza Hotel 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: 'Ringo Starr George Harrison Paul McCartney Interview 5/24/1997 Access Hollywood' (May 16 1997, at 1:57 and 5:05 and 5:35)

(Friday, May 16, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar continued their promotional tour for Chants of India, a new album by Shankar and produced by Harrison, today at the Plaza Hotel in New York with a second of two days of interviews with various media outlets.

‘The Sweet Hereafter’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1997)


Video: 'The Sweet Hereafter' trailer

(Thursday, May 15, 1997)The Sweet Hereafter, a Canadian drama film about a community that plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town’s children, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Continue reading ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1997)

‘L.A. Confidential’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'L.A. Confidential' trailer

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997, evening CEST)L.A. Confidential, an American neo-noir crime film about detectives who clash while investigating political corruption, premiered tonight at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Continue reading ‘L.A. Confidential’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'George Harrison - The Last Performance (John Fugelsang)'

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar taped a two-and-a-half-hour interview today with John Fugelsang for the VH-1 program George & Ravi – Yin & Yang, which would debut July 24, 1997. Continue reading Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer demolishes world chess champion Garry Kasparov 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1997)


Video: '11th May 1997: Deep Blue chess computer beats Garry Kasparov'

(Sunday, May 11, 1997, at about 4:00 p.m. EDT) — In brisk and brutal fashion, the IBM computer “Deep Blue” unseated humanity, at least temporarily, as the finest chess playing entity on the planet today in New York City when Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, resigned the sixth and final game of the match after just 19 moves, saying, “I lost my fighting spirit.” Continue reading IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ computer demolishes world chess champion Garry Kasparov 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1997)