(Saturday, May 23, 1987) — “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon peaked at #23 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘You Can Call Me Al’ by Paul Simon peaks at #23 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 23 1987)
Video: 'President Jimmy Carter - University of Notre Dame Commencement'
(Sunday, May 22, 1977, 3:25 p.m. EDT) — In a commencement address delivered today at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, President Jimmy Carter reaffirmed his commitment to human rights as a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy and disparaged the “inordinate fear of communism which once led us to embrace any dictator who joined us in that fear” (click here to watch an extended clip of the address). Continue reading President Carter stresses commitment to human rights 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1977)
Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)
(Monday, May 22, 1967) — Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees and the first with substantial songwriting and instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians and professional songwriters, was released today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1967)
Video: 'American Experience Truman 2' (May 22, 1947, at 22:06)
(Thursday, May 22, 1947, 8:00 a.m. CDT; during the Cold War) — With a pledge that the United States will act, as well as talk, in support of the United Nations, U.S. President Harry S. Truman today signed the Greek-Turkish aid bill, providing $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece and implementing the Truman Doctrine to fight the spread of communism. Continue reading President Truman signs bill implementing doctrine to fight spread of communism 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1947)
Video: 'The Seekers - Georgy Girl, US TV 1967'
(Sunday, May 21, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Seekers performed “Georgy Girl” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from Montreal’s Expo ’67. Continue reading The Seekers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1967)
Video: 'Charles Lindbergh pilots the first flight from New York to Paris, May 20th 1927'
(Saturday, May 21, 1927, 10:22 p.m. CEST) — American aviator Charles Lindbergh, 25, landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane tonight at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 33 1/2 hours after taking off from Roosevelt Field in New York. Continue reading Charles Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1927)
(Saturday, May 14, 1977) — “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (May 21/28, June 4, 1977).
The track was Wonder’s sixth of ten number one hits on the chart (1963-1986).
(Saturday, May 21, 1977) — “Couldn’t Get It Right” by Climax Blues Band peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Couldn’t Get It Right’ by Climax Blues Band peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1977)
Video: 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl'
(Saturday, May 21, 1977) — The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, a live album by The Beatles featuring songs compiled from two performances at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and August 1965, debuted at #13 on today’s Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Continue reading ‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album debuts at #13 in USA 40 years ago today (May 21 1977)
(Saturday, May 21, 1977) — “Hello Stranger” by Yvonne Elliman peaked at #15 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.