Category Archives: 1990s

First Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling published in UK 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1997)


Video: 'Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone Audiobook Full'

(Thursday, June 26, 1997) — The first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, was published today by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Continue reading First Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling published in UK 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1997)

Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Talks about Linda 1997'

(Tuesday, June 24, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at his home in in Icklesham, England, by Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today for broadcast on July 7-9, 1997, to promote his new album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)

Paul McCartney’s ‘Young Boy’ video (version 2) mastered 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 16 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Young Boy #2 (1997)'

(Monday, June 16, 1997) — The second version of Paul McCartney’s “Young Boy” video, the fifth track on his new album Flaming Pie, was mastered today. Continue reading Paul McCartney’s ‘Young Boy’ video (version 2) mastered 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 16 1997)

‘I’ll Be Missing You’ by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 14 1997)

(Saturday, June 14, 1997)“I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for 11 consecutive weeks (June 14/21/28, July 5/12/19/26, Aug. 2/9/16/23, 1997). Continue reading ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 14 1997)

McVeigh guilty on all counts in Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 2 1997)


Video: 'KUSA Denver Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Timothy McVeigh Verdict'

(Monday, June 2, 1997, 1:34 p.m. MDT) — As silent tears streamed down the faces of victims and their families in the packed courtroom, a federal jury today found Timothy McVeigh, an angry drifter, guilty of the Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people, injured hundreds more and shook the nation’s sense of security within its borders (McVeigh would be executed in June 2001). Continue reading McVeigh guilty on all counts in Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 2 1997)

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)