Video: '2/23/1997 NBC/WKYC Partial Intershow and Schindler's List Introduction' (film introduced at 6:28)
(Sunday, February 23, 1997, 7:30-11:00 p.m. EST) — Schindler’s List, the true story of a Nazi war profiteer who saved the lives of 1,100 Jews during World War II, became the first network program to bear the maximum rating of TV-M — for mature audiences — when it aired tonight on NBC. Continue reading NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)
(Saturday, February 22, 1997) — “Wannabe” by Spice Girls peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Feb. 22, Mar. 1/8/15, 1997).
Video: 'PO5 - Claudia lies to Bailey'
(Wednesday, February 19, 1997, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — The Salinger family tries to solve Bailey’s drinking problem on tonight’s episode of the Fox teen drama television series Party of Five. Continue reading ‘Intervention’ episode airs on ‘Party of Five’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1997)
Video: 'Hey, Hey It's The Monkees'
(Monday February 17, 1997, 8:00 p.m. EST) — Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees, a one-hour comedy special televised featuring what would turn out to be the last appearance of all four of the original Monkees (Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork), premiered tonight on the ABC Network. Continue reading The Monkees reunite for ‘Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees’ TV special 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1997)
Video: '1997 Paul McCartney 'The World Tonight' Part 9/10' (Feb. 14, 1997, at 0:37)
(Friday, February 14, 1997) — An orchestral arrangement scored by former Beatles producer George Martin was overdubbed onto Paul McCartney’s recording of “Beautiful Night” today at Abbey Road Studios in London for the former Beatle’s forthcoming album Flaming Pie. Continue reading Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)
Video: 'OJ Simpson Civil Trial Verdict Part 1'
(Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 7:15 p.m. PST) — The case that has riveted America for two and a half years, divided the nation by race and sex, and raised troubling questions about the power of celebrity and the nature of justice ended tonight when O. J. Simpson was found liable in the civil lawsuits brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Continue reading Civil jury finds O.J. Simpson liable in killings of wife, her friend 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)
Video: '1997 State Of The Union - President Bill Clinton'
(Tuesday, February 4, 1997, 9:15 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Bill Clinton, declaring that Americans “want us to be partners, not partisans,” challenged Congress in his State of the Union address tonight to give the nation’s schools a big spending increase while balancing the budget by 2002. Continue reading President Clinton cites education as top priority in State of Union message 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1997)
(Saturday, January 25, 1997) — “If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks.
Video: 'Coverage of 1997 Bill Clinton Inauguration (1 of 2)'
(Wednesday, January 20, 1997, 12:05:42 p.m. EST) — President Bill Clinton, 50, was inaugurated today for a second term of office on the West Front of of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering oath of office. Continue reading Clinton, Gore sworn in for second terms as U.S. President, Vice President 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1997)
Video: 'Inside the Day JonBenet Ramsey Was Found Dead: Part 1'
(Thursday, December 26, 1996, 1:30 p.m. MST) — Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled today in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. Continue reading Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey found beaten and strangled 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1996)