(Saturday, April 19, 1997) — “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘You Were Meant for Me’ by Jewel peaks at #2 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1997)
Video: 'Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon | MAKERS.com'
During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib. However, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, a 235-pound ex-All American football player and nationally ranked hammer thrower who was running with her, and she completed the race (by her own estimate in 4 hours and 20 minutes). Continue reading First woman to officially run Boston Marathon attacked during event 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1967)
(Wednesday, April 19, 1967) — In a bid to lower their sky-high individual tax rates, The Beatles today signed a new partnership agreement, creating The Beatles & Company, binding the rock band together as a legal entity for 10 years.
Video: 'People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue)'
(Tuesday, April 18, 1967, 1:00-6:00 p.m. PST) — The American rock band The Doors completed recording “People Are Strange” today at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California, for their second studio album Strange Days. Continue reading The Doors complete ‘People are Strange’ 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 18 1967)
(Saturday, April 18, 1987) — “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 18/25, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)
(Saturday, April 18, 1987) — “The Finer Things” by Steve Winwood peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
(Saturday, April 18, 1987) — “Smoking Gun” by Robert Cray peaked at #22 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, and Sammy Davis' (Feb. 2, 1968)
(Monday, April 17, 1967, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. EST) — The Joey Bishop Show talk show, with Regis Philbin was Bishop’s announcer and sidekick, premiered tonight on the ABC television network as a challenge to NBC’s The Tonight Show and host Johnny Carson. Continue reading ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)
Video: 'Totie Fields - 1960's'
(Sunday, April 16, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian Totie Fields performed her “I’m Perfect” routine on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)