Category Archives: 1990s

BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 2 of 3: Melody (edited)'

(Monday, December 29, 1997, 11:20 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the second of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)

George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 1 of 3: Rhythm (edited)'

(Sunday, December 28, 1997, 11:25 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the first of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)

‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ by Elmo & Patsy peaks at #87 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1997)

(Saturday, December 27, 1997)“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy peaked at #87 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ by Elmo & Patsy peaks at #87 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1997)

President Wilson takes over nation’s railroads 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1917)

(Wednesday, December 26, 1917; during World War I) — In what was possibly the largest American experiment with nationalization, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation today authorizing the government to take over operation of the nation’s railroads.

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) had recommended federal control of the railroad industry to ensure efficient transport of troops and materials for the war effort.

Nichols convicted of Oklahoma City bombing plot 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1997)


Video: 'KUSA Denver Oklahoma City Bombing Trial - Terry Nichols Verdict (December 23, 1997)'

(Tuesday, December 23, 1997, shortly after 4:00 p.m. MST)Terry Nichols, 42, was convicted today of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing, a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995, that killed 168 people. Continue reading Nichols convicted of Oklahoma City bombing plot 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1997)

Woody Allen marries Soon-Yi Previn in Venice 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1997)


Video: 'Woody and Soon Yi in Gondolas/Woody in: Woody vs. Paparazzi Part 2'

(Tuesday, December 23, 1997) — Oscar-winning director Woody Allen, 62, married Soon-Yi Previn, the 27-year-old adopted daughter of Allen’s former lover, actress Mia Farrow, in a secret wedding today in Venice, Italy. Continue reading Woody Allen marries Soon-Yi Previn in Venice 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1997)

‘Life Is Beautiful’ released in Italy 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1997)


Video: 'Life Is Beautiful' trailer

(Saturday, December 20, 1997) — An Italian Jew’s sense of humor is his only hope when he and his family are put into a concentration camp in Life Is Beautiful, an Italian comedy-drama film that was released today in Italy. Continue reading ‘Life Is Beautiful’ released in Italy 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1997)

The Doors profiled on VH1’s ‘Legends’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1997)


Video: 'The Doors -Documental Legends (subtítulado en español)' (6 videos)

(Friday, December 12, 1997, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The American rock band The Doors were profiled tonight on Legends, a music biography television series on VH1. Continue reading The Doors profiled on VH1’s ‘Legends’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1997)