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Subject: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/07 at 2:07 am

October 11th 1957.

The Orbit of the last stage of the R-7 Semyorka rocket carrying Sputnik I was first successfully calculated on an IBM 704 computer by teams at The M.I.T. Computation Center and Operation Moonwatch, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/07 at 2:34 am

October 12th 1957

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: cinnabon on 10/13/07 at 3:36 pm

these shows debuted:

Leave it to Beaver
American Bandstand made its national debut (Philadelphia had been airing it locally since 1952)

Buddy Holly and the Crickets had their first hit with "That'll be the Day"

The movie that nobody can watch without a box of Kleenex handy, "Old Yeller" also came that year.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/07 at 5:11 am

October 14, 1957

Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/07 at 1:43 am

October 24th 1957 - the USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/07 at 7:34 am

October 26th 1957 - Vatican Radio begins broadcasting

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/07 at 5:35 am

October 28th 1957 - WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/07 at 3:15 am

November 1st 1957 - The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/07 at 2:19 am

November 2nd 1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 2:01 am

November 3rd 1957 – The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carrying Laika the Russian space dog as the first living creature from Earth to enter orbit. 

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/07 at 2:18 am

November 6th 1957 - Félix Gaillard becomes Prime Minister of France

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Marian on 11/06/07 at 2:34 pm


October 14, 1957

Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
I like the You Tube videos of same.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/07 at 1:57 am

November 7th 1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/07 at 2:38 am

November 16th 1957 - Serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 9:19 am

November 25th 1957 - President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 2:44 am

December 5th 1957 - Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 2:45 am

December 6th 1957 – Project Vanguard: An attempt to launch the first American satellite failed with an explosion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 2:29 am

December 19th 1957 - "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1375 performances.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 2:24 am

December 20th 1957 - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join U.S. Army for National Service

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Nostalgic on 12/21/07 at 1:07 am

Here are the biggest hits in America in 1957, according to Billboard magazine!

1  ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis Presley (#1)
2  LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - Pat Boone (#1)
3  LITTLE DARLIN' - Diamonds
4  YOUNG LOVE - Tab Hunter (#1)
5  SO RARE - Jimmy Dorsey
6  DON'T FORBID ME - Pat Boone
7  SINGING THE BLUES - Guy Mitchell (#1)
8  YOUNG LOVE - Sonny James
9  TOO MUCH - Elvis Presley (#1)
10  ROUND AND ROUND - Perry Como (#1)

11 BYE BYE LOVE - Everly Brothers
12 TAMMY - Debbie Reynolds (#1)
13 PARTY DOLL - Buddy Knox (#1)
14 (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR c/w LOVING YOU - Elvis Presley (#1)
15 BANANA BOAT (DAY-O) - Harry Belafonte
16 JAILHOUSE ROCK - Elvis Presley (#1)
17 A WHITE SPORT COAT (AND A PINK CARNATION) - Marty Robbins
18 COME GO WITH ME - Dell-Vikings
19 WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - Everly Brothers (#1)
20 YOU SEND ME - Sam Cooke (#1)

21 SEARCHIN' - Coasters
22 SCHOOL DAY - Chuck Berry
23 GONE - Ferlin Husky
24 DIANA - Paul Anka (#1)
25 A TEENAGER'S ROMANCE - Ricky Nelson
26 THE BANANA BOAT SONG - Tarriers
27 HONEYCOMB - Jimmie Rodgers (#1)
28 WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON - Jerry Lee Lewis
29 DARK MOON - Gale Storm
30 THAT'LL BE THE DAY - Crickets (#1)

31 BUTTERFLY - Charlie Gracie
32 MOONLIGHT GAMBLER - Frankie Laine
33 TEENAGE CRUSH - Tommy Sands
34 IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY - Johnny Mathis
35 SILHOUETTES - Rays
36 BUTTERFLY - Andy Williams
37 MARIANNE - Terry Gilkyson & The Easy Riders
38 I'M WALKIN' - Fats Domino
39 CHANCES ARE - Johnny Mathis
40 SEND FOR ME - Nat "King " Cole

41 RAINBOW - Russ Hamilton
42 BE-BOP BABY - Ricky Nelson
43 SHORT FAT FANNY - Larry Williams
44 THE GREEN DOOR - Jim Lowe
45 I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER - Billy Williams
46 OLD CAPE COD - Patti Page
47 MR LEE - Bobbettes
48 BLUEBERRY HILL - Fats Domino
49 WHISPERING BELLS - Dell-Vikings
50 BLUE MONDAY - Fats Domino


And the 25 biggest hits on the UK for the same year are:

1  LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - Pat Boone
2  DIANA - Paul Anka (#1)
3  ALL SHOOK UP - Elvis Presley (#1)
4  YOUNG LOVE - Tab Hunter (#1)
5  ISLAND IN THE SUN - Harry Belafonte
6  TEDDY BEAR - Elvis Presley
7  YES, TONIGHT JOSEPHINE - Johnnie Ray (#1)
8  DON'T FORBID ME - Pat Boone
9  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - Nat 'King' Cole
10 LONG TALL SALLY - Little Richard

11 LET'S HAVE A PARTY - Elvis Presley
12 GAMBLIN' MAN c/w PUTTIN' ON THE STYLE - Lonnie Donegan (#1)
13 MARY'S BOY CHILD - Harry Belafonte (#1)
14 THAT'LL BE THE DAY - Crickets (#1)
15 GARDEN OF EDEN - Frankie Vaughan (#1)
16 SINGING THE BLUES - Guy Mitchell
17 BUTTERFLY - Andy Williams (#1)
18 ROCK-A-BILLY - Guy Mitchell (#1)
19 SINGING THE BLUES - Tommy Steele (#1)
20 ALL THE WAY - Frank Sinatra

21 WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - Everly Brothers
22 TAMMY - Debbie Reynolds
23 I LOVE YOU BABY - Paul Anka
24 REMEMBER YOU'RE MINE - Pat Boone
25 APRIL LOVE - Pat Boone

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 2:00 am

January 18th 1958 - Willie O'Ree, the first African American National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/08 at 3:02 am

January 19 1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/08 at 2:31 am

January 21st 1958 - The last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashed, killing the pilot and winch-operator.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/08 at 3:06 am

January 26th 1958 - Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 1:35 am

January 28th 1958: Lego first produced the modern style of building brick

http://www.google.co.uk/logos/lego08.gif

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/08 at 3:03 am

January 28th 1958 - Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate begin their murder spree with the killings of her parents and infant sister.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/08 at 2:04 am

January 29th 1958 - Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 2:06 am

January 31st 1958 -


Explorer program: Explorer I - The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/08 at 2:10 am

February 1st 1958 - Merger of Egypt and Syria to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 1:55 am

February 5th 1958 – A hydrogen bomb now known as the Tybee Bomb disappeared off the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia after it was jettisoned during a practice exercise when the bomber carrying it collided in midair with a fighter plane.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/08 at 2:29 am

February 6th 1958 – British European Airways Flight 609, carrying the Manchester United football team, a number of supporters and journalists, crashed while attempting to take off from Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany, killing eight players and 15 others.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 1:46 am

February 7th 1958 - Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/08 at 2:06 am

February 8th 1968 - American civil rights movement: A civil rights protest staged at a white-only bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina is broken-up by highway patrolmen leading to the deaths of three college students.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/08 at 1:12 am

February 19th 1958 - Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/08 at 2:47 am

February 21st 1958 – British artist Gerald Holtom designed a logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament that became more commonly known as the peace symbol.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/08 at 2:22 am

February 22nd 1958 - Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/08 at 3:56 am

February 23rd 1958 - Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/08 at 2:27 am

February 27th 1958 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/08 at 2:09 am

February 28th 1958 – A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/08 at 6:23 pm

March 1st 1958 - Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 12:51 am

March 3rd 1958 - Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/08 at 1:25 am

March 5th 1958:


Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is established.
Explorer 2 spacecraft launches, fails to reach Earth orbit.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/08 at 2:12 am

March 12th 1958 - British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 1:49 am

March 16th 1958 - Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 2:43 am

March 17th 1958 – Vanguard 1 the first solar-powered satellite, was launched. It is the oldest human-launched object still in Earth orbit today.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 3:15 am

March 25th 1958 - Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 2:48 am

March 26th 1958 - The United States Army launches Explorer 3.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/08 at 3:10 am

March 27th 1958 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/08 at 2:15 am

April 4th 1958 - The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/08 at 2:01 am

April 10th 1958 - Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/08 at 1:44 am

April 14th 1958 - The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/08 at 1:56 am

April 18th 1958 - A U.S. federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/08 at 1:07 am

May 13th 1958:

During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
Velcro's trade mark is registered.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/08 at 1:59 am

May 15th 1958 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/08 at 1:44 am

May 18th 1958 - An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/08 at 1:44 am

May 19th 1958 - South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: karen on 05/19/08 at 9:49 am


May 19th 1958 - South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks


Did any songs from the album go number one in the singles chart?

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/08 at 10:02 am


Did any songs from the album go number one in the singles chart?
Not in this case.

The only South Pacific song I know (with further research required) is Happy Talk by Captain Sensible which did reached #1 in the UK Charts in 1982

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/08 at 2:24 am

May 21st 1958 - United Kingdom Postmaster General Ernest Marples announces that from December, Subscriber Trunk Dialling will be introduced in the Bristol area.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 1:21 am

May 23rd 1958 - Explorer 1 (also known as satellite 1958 Alpha) the first Earth satellite ceases transmission.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/08 at 1:03 am

May 24th 1958 - United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/08 at 1:54 am

May 27th 1958 - The F-4 Phantom II (an American two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic fighter-bomber) flies for the first time.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/08 at 11:31 am

May 30th 1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II and Korean War buried in Arlington

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/08 at 1:19 am

June 1sr 1958 - Charles de Gaulle brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/08 at 2:06 am

June 9th 1958 - London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, UK officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/08 at 1:46 am

June 23rd 1958 - The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/08 at 2:12 am

July 1st 1958 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/08 at 3:15 am

July 5th 1958 - First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/08 at 1:38 am

July 7th 1958 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statheood Act into United States law.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/08 at 12:31 am

July 10th 1958 - Alaska, highest tsunami wave ever recorded at Lituya Bay, at 524 m high.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/08 at 12:45 am

July 14th 1958 – King Faisal II, the last king of Iraq, was overthrown by a military coup d'état led by Abd al-Karim Qasim.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/08 at 11:56 pm

July 25th 1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/08 at 1:55 am

July 26th 1958 - Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 07/26/08 at 1:58 am

I may be a little late for this, but 1958 was the year that two Major League Baseball teams moved west, namely the New York (turned San Francisco) Giants and the Brooklyn (turned Los Angeles) Dodgers. The Dodgers played their home games in the Los Angeles Coliseum and posted a losing record during their first season on the West Coast.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/08 at 12:35 am

July 29th 1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, establishing a new federal non-military space agency known as NASA.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/08 at 4:01 am

August 3rd 1958 – The nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus made the world's first submerged voyage across the North Pole.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/08 at 4:02 am

August 3rd 1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is founded

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: karen on 08/05/08 at 9:27 am


August 3rd 1958 – The nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus made the world's first submerged voyage across the North Pole.


That sub was built in Groton, Connecticut - not too far from where I'm living now

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/08 at 12:19 pm


That sub was built in Groton, Connecticut - not too far from where I'm living now
August 5th 1958 - Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/08 at 1:24 am

August 6th 1958 - Australian runner Herb Elliot broke the world record for the mile at the Morton Stadium in Dublin, in a time of 3:54.5.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/16/08 at 12:08 am

Hey...on August 16, 1958, pop singer Madonna was born, as Madonna Louise Ciccone, in Bay City, Michigan.

She's been making music for half her life now.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/08 at 2:00 am

Auguust 18th 1958 - Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/08 at 2:03 am


Hey...on August 16, 1958, pop singer Madonna was born, as Madonna Louise Ciccone, in Bay City, Michigan.

She's been making music for half her life now.

Auguust 18th 1958 - Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
So Madonna is two days older than Lolita.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/08 at 12:17 am

August 23rd 1958 – The People's Liberation Army began an intense artillery bombardment of Quemoy , sparking the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 6:05 pm

August 29th 1958 - United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/05/08 at 8:03 pm

I was actually young!!!

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/08 at 2:00 am

September 15th 1958 - A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/08 at 6:34 am

September 28th 1958 - France ratifies a new Constitution of France; the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/08 at 1:44 am

October 1st 1958 - NASA created to replace NACA.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/08 at 12:28 am

October 2nd 1958 - Guinea declares itself independent from France.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/08 at 3:23 am

October 4th 1958 - Fifth Republic of France is established.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: greenjello74 on 10/06/08 at 10:59 am

  October 6,1955  - A United Airlines DC-4 crashes in Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, killing 66 people

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/08 at 1:02 am

October 7th 1958 – Attempting to control the political instability in Pakistan, President Iskander Mirza suspended the 1956 constitution, imposed martial law, and cancelled the elections scheduled for January 1959.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/08 at 1:06 am

October 7th 1958 - U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/08 at 1:51 am

October 13th 1958 - Paddington Bear first appeared.

http://www.google.co.uk/logos/paddington50th.gif

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/08 at 1:40 am

October 14th 1958 - The U.S. conducts an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/08 at 11:44 pm

October 23rd 1958 – In his comic series Johan and Peewit in the weekly magazine Spirou, Belgian cartoonist Peyo introduced a new set of small sky blue characters known as The Smurfs.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/08 at 11:47 pm

October 23rd 1958 - The Springhill Mine Bump - An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/08 at 6:13 pm

October 26th 1958 - Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/08 at 2:16 am

October 27th 1958 - Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who was appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/08 at 1:58 am

November 10th 1958 - The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/08 at 6:04 pm

November 15th 1958 - French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/08 at 1:54 am

November 28th 1958 - Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/08 at 3:12 am

December 1st 1958 - The Our Lady of the Angels School Fire in Chicago, Illinois kills 92 children and three nuns.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/08 at 3:12 am

December 1st 1958 - Central African Republic becomes independent from France.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/08 at 2:05 am

December 4th 1958 - Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/08 at 12:22 am

December 5th 1958 - The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/08 at 1:35 am

December 9th 1958 - Red Scare: The John Birch Society was founded in the United States.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/08 at 12:25 pm

December 11th 1958 - Upper Volta gains self-government from France, and becomes an autonomous republic in the French Community

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/08 at 1:52 am

December 14th 1958 - The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/08 at 2:20 am

December 23rd 1958 - Dedication of Tokyo Tower, world's highest self-supporting iron tower.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/08 at 4:13 am

December 28th 1958 - "Greatest Game Ever Played" - Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/08 at 7:04 pm

January 1st 1959 - Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba, is overthrown by Fidel Castro's forces during the Cuban Revolution.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/09 at 3:49 am

January 2nd 1959 – The Soviet spacecraft Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, was launched by the Vostok rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakh SSR.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/09 at 6:20 pm

January 3rd 1959 – The Alaska Territory, an organized incorporated territory of the United States, became the 49th state of the union, and the first U.S. state outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/09 at 6:03 pm

January 4th 1959 - Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/03/09 at 2:40 pm

It was exactly 50 years ago to the day when three young musicians---Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Richie Valens---lost their lives in a plane crash. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/09 at 6:03 am

February 16th 1959 - Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/09 at 4:18 am

February 17th 1959 - Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 - The first weather satellite launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/09 at 3:55 am

February 18th 1979 - Snow fell in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only recorded time in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/09 at 3:15 am

February 19th 1959 - The United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence, which is then on formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/09 at 3:05 am

February 22nd 1959 – Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at the Daytona International Speedway (pictured) in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/09 at 2:38 am

March 9th 1959 – Barbie, the world's best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/09 at 2:44 am

March 10th 1959 – An anti-Chinese uprising erupted in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, as about 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to prevent the 14th Dalai Lama from leaving or being removed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/09 at 2:55 am

March 17th 1959 - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/09 at 5:07 am

March 18th 1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statheood, which would become official on August 21.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/09 at 12:42 pm

March 24th 1959 - The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/09 at 1:52 am

March 31st 1959 - The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/09 at 1:56 am

April 9th 1959 – NASA announced the selection of the Mercury Seven, the first astronauts in Project Mercury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/09 at 5:56 am

April 25th 1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/09 at 1:40 am

April 27th 1959 – The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 04/27/09 at 12:00 pm


April 27th 1959 – The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.


and Scottish pop singer Sheena Easton -- who would make her debut in the early 1980s -- was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/09 at 12:51 am

May 30th 1959 – The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/09 at 6:11 pm

June 14th 1959 – A group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies that departed from Cuba land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Save for four of them, all were killed and/or executed by Trujillo's army. This feat would be the inspiration for a clandestine group that would seek to continue undermining Trujillo's power and would be called "Movimiento Catorce de Junio" (14th of June Movement).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/09 at 1:03 am

June 18th 1959 – Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/09 at 4:02 am

June 20th 1959 – A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 1:41 am

June 26th 1959 – The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/09 at 2:19 am

July 4th 1959 – With the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state earlier in the year, the 49-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/09 at 1:15 am

July 7th 1959 – 14:28 UT Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/09 at 1:14 am

July 15th 1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 3:26 pm

July 20th 1959 – The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:58 am

July 24th 1959 – At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 2:03 am

July 25th 1959 – SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:35 am

July 29th 1959 – First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 1:41 am

August 7th 1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 1:42 am

August 7th 1959 – Explorer program: Explorer 6 launched from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/08/09 at 1:44 pm

October 8, 1959: The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series by defeating the Chicago White Sox in Game 6 at Comiskey Park.

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Written By: Frank on 10/08/09 at 3:00 pm


October 8, 1959: The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series by defeating the Chicago White Sox in Game 6 at Comiskey Park.

First World series played on the West Coast. Amazing that Chicago had beat out the Yankees for the Pennant that year

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:38 am

November 1st 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was struck in the face by a puck shot by Andy Bathgate of the New York Rangers. He was taken to the dressing room to recieve stitches and refused to go back in the game unless he wore his mask. Habs' coach Hector "Toe" Blake had no substitute goalie and he reluctantly permitted Plante to go back in the game with his legendary mask for the first time in an NHL game.

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Written By: Paul on 11/02/09 at 6:59 am

2nd November 1959: Britain's most famous road and one of the country's best known service stations are celebrating a big birthday.

Both the M1 and Watford Gap are celebrating 50 years of iconic road travel by acknowledging their more famous users and offering 1959 prices.

The latter is even staging a play paying homage to the many travelling musicians from The Beatles and Dusty Springfield to The Rolling Stones, who have used it as a roadside watering hole.

Previously called the Blue Boar, the services became so talked about among stars that Jimi Hendrix mistook it for a London nightclub.
 
Beyond its celebrity fans, the arrival of the M1 also ushered in a new age of high-speed road travel. It had no speed limit and with just five million registered cars in the UK there was certainly no traffic. 

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 4:29 am

January 1st 1960 - US census at 179,245,000

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/04/10 at 1:01 pm

Michael Stipe, lead singer of southern rock band R.E.M., was born 50 years ago today.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/10 at 1:34 pm

January 4th 1960 - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/10 at 2:01 am

January 18th 1960 - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/10 at 11:36 am

January 19th 1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/10 at 12:25 pm

January 20th 1960 - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/28/10 at 11:42 am

On January 28, 1960, the National Football League awarded franchises to Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/10 at 12:00 pm

January 30th 1960 – The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/10 at 12:46 pm

February 1st 1960 – Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/10 at 1:05 am

February 3rd 1960 – British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.

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Written By: nally on 02/18/10 at 11:56 pm

February 18, 1960: the 8th Winter Olympic Games were formally opened in Squaw Valley, California, by Vice President Richard M. Nixon.

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Written By: nally on 03/03/10 at 10:44 pm

March 3, 1960: Lucille Ball files for divorce from her husband of not quite twenty years, Desi Arnaz, one day after his 43rd birthday. (Also, on the previous day, the couple had just finished filming their final "Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" episode.) (The divorce would be finalized two months later.) :\'( :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/10 at 12:50 pm

June 30th 1960 – Congo gains independence from Belgium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/10 at 3:07 am

July 11th 1960 – Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/10 at 3:07 am

July 11th 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/10 at 12:54 pm

August 5th 1960 – Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, becomes independent from France.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: 2015 on 08/05/10 at 9:27 pm

shouldn't there be a 60s forum? sure, most of us weren't alive (or can't remember much of) the 60s, but it seems ridiculous to lump them in with like the 1800's or whatever. there's still tons of 60s nostalgia. i mean a 49 year old today would have remembered a lot of things from the 60s!

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/06/10 at 12:05 am


July 11th 1960 – Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.


July 11th 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.

And I was negative twenty! :)

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/10 at 12:54 pm

August 6th 1960 – Cuban Revolution: in response to a United States embargo, Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/10 at 4:57 am

September 5th 1960 – The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/10 at 4:57 am

September 5th 1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/10 at 2:34 pm

September 5th 1960 – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.

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Written By: Nostalgic on 09/21/10 at 4:02 am

Here are the top 50 biggest hits in the U.S. for 1960:

1 THEME FROM "A SUMMER PLACE" - Percy Faith Orchestra
2 HE'LL HAVE TO GO - Jim Reeves
3 CATHY'S CLOWN - Everly Brothers
4 RUNNING BEAR - Johnny Preston
5 TEEN ANGEL - Mark Dinning
6 I'M SORRY - Brenda Lee
7 IT'S NOW OR NEVER - Elvis Presley
8 HANDY MAN - Jimmy Jones
9 STUCK ON YOU - Elvis Presley
10 THE TWIST - Chubby Checker

11 EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL - Connie Francis
12 WILD ONE - Bobby Rydell
13 GREENFIELDS - Brothers Four
14 WHAT IN THE WORLD'S COME OVER YOU? - Jack Scott
15 EL PASO - Marty Robbins
16 ALLEY-OOP - Hollywood Argyles
17 MY HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN - Connie Francis
18 SWEET NOTHIN'S - Brenda Lee
19 ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI - Brian Hyland
20 ONLY THE LONELY - Roy Orbison

21 WHERE OR WHEN - Dion & The Belmonts
22 SIXTEEN REASONS - Connie Stevens
23 PUPPY LOVE - Paul Anka
24 WHY - Frankie Avalon
25 WALK, DON'T RUN - Ventures
26 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - Drifters
27 BABY (YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES) - Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
28 SINK THE BISMARK - Johnny Horton
29 CHAIN GANG - Sam Cooke
30 LET IT BE ME - Everly Brothers

31 GOOD TIMIN' - Jimmy Jones
32 BEYOND THE SEA - Bobby Darin
33 GO JIMMY GO - Jimmy Clanton
34 NIGHT - Jackie Wilson
35 BURNING BRIDGES - Jack Scott
36 BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG - Duane Eddy
37 LONELY BLUE BOY - Conway Twitty
38 THE BIG HURT - Toni Fisher
39 PRETTY BLUE EYES - Steve Lawrence
40 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS - Freddie Cannon

41 PAPER ROSES - Anita Bryant
42 MR CUSTER - Larry Verne
43 I WANT TO BE WANTED - Brenda Lee
44 MULE SKINNER BLUES - Fendermen
45 CRADLE OF LOVE - Johnny Preston
46 PLEASE HELP ME, I'M FALLING - Hank Locklin
47 YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES - Marv Johnson
48 LOVE YOU SO - Ron Holden
49 FINGER POPPIN' TIME - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
50 HARBOR LIGHTS - Platters

Here are the top 20 biggest songs in the U.K. for 1960:

1 CATHY'S CLOWN - Everly Brothers
2 PLEASE DON'T TEASE - Cliff Richard & the Shadows
3 THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND c/w A MESS OF BLUES - Elvis Presley
4 HANDY MAN - Jimmy Jones
5 APACHE - Shadows
6 IT'S NOW OR NEVER - Elvis Presley
7 WHY? - Anthony Newley
8 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - Drifters
9 BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG - Duane Eddy
10 SHAKIN' ALL OVER - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

11 POETRY IN MOTION - Johnny Tillotson
12 TELL LAURA I LOVE HER - Ricky Valance
13 RUNNING BEAR - Johnny Preston
14 MAMA c/w ROBOT MAN - Connie Francis
15 AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME - Shirley Bassey
16 FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU - Cliff Richard
17 GOOD TIMIN' {tied} - Jimmy Jones
17 POOR ME {tied} - Adam Faith
17 THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN {tied} - Eddie Cochran
17 DO YOU MIND {tied} - Anthony Newley

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/10 at 3:03 am

September 26th 1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/10 at 3:03 am

September 26th 1960 – Fidel Castro announces Cuba's support for the U.S.S.R.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/10 at 1:01 pm

September 28th 1960 – Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 09/30/10 at 7:21 am

The Flinstones celebrates 50 years today, and boy, do 50 years ago today seem like the Stone Age compared to today (even those who see films from that era can feel it!) Yabba-dabba-doo!

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/30/10 at 11:08 am


The Flinstones celebrates 50 years today, and boy, do 50 years ago today seem like the Stone Age compared to today (even those who see films from that era can feel it!) Yabba-dabba-doo!

Yep, the Google homepage even has a special 'Doodle' honoring it!! :)

http://www.google.com/logos/2010/flintstones10-hp.jpg

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: MrCleveland on 09/30/10 at 3:55 pm


Yep, the Google homepage even has a special 'Doodle' honoring it!! :)

http://www.google.com/logos/2010/flintstones10-hp.jpg


Yabba-Dabba-Doo!

They (The Flinstones) were a legend for TV...if it wasn't for "The Flinstones"...we wouldn't have Prime Time Animation Domination!

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 6:31 am

October 17th 1960 - "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/10 at 6:31 am

October 17th 1960 - US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/10 at 2:17 pm

October 29th 1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/10 at 6:20 am

October 30th 1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/10 at 4:09 am

October 31st 1960 - Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/10 at 1:35 pm

November 1st 1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/01/10 at 2:44 pm

I believe that was also the day that the Mexican pro baseball pitcher Fernando Valenzuela (who spent a good part of his career with the L.A. Dodgers) was born. He now serves as a Spanish-language broadcaster for the Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 3:09 am

November 7th 1960 - KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcasting

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 12:16 pm

November 8th 1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/10 at 12:14 pm

November 11th 1960 – A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/10 at 11:54 am

November 13th 1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 2:42 am

November 14th 1960 - Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on it's Congo-policy

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/10 at 2:08 pm

November 19th 1960 - Mickey Vernon is hired as first manager of new Washington team

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:01 pm

November 23rd 1960 - Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:02 pm

November 23rd 1960 - Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/10 at 2:02 pm

November 23rd 1960 - Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/10 at 1:15 pm

November 24th 1960 - Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:27 pm

1960 - The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/10 at 2:27 pm

1960 - CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/10 at 3:01 pm

1960 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/26/10 at 3:02 pm


Nov 26, 1960 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins

And a new "Washington Senators" baseball franchise would be born, eventually evolving into the Texas Rangers.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 11:52 pm

1960 – Mauritania becomes independent of France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:19 pm

1960 - French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/10 at 1:19 pm

1960 - Tad Mosels "All the Way Home," premieres in NYC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/10 at 1:13 am

1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/10 at 3:42 am

1960 - Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 11:27 pm

1960 – French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French president Charles de Gaulle.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/10 at 2:55 am

1960 - Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York NY

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/10 at 1:23 pm

1960 – Troops loyal to Haile Selassie I in Ethiopia crush the coup that began December 13, returning power to their leader upon his return from Brazil. Haile Selassie absolves his son of any guilt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/10 at 1:23 pm

1960 – 1960 Munich Convair 340 crash: 20 passengers and crew on board as well as 32 people on the ground were killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:28 am

1960 - Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction in Brooklyn (50 die)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:28 am

1960 - Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/10 at 7:29 am

1960 - Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/10 at 12:26 pm

1960 – National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/10 at 1:51 am

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 8:44 am

1961 first AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat Los Angeles Chargers 24-16

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 8:45 am

1961 Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14ºF recorded atop Haleakale

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/11 at 2:08 am

1961 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/11 at 2:09 am

1961 – The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, leaks radiation, killing three workers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/11 at 3:01 am

1961 – In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/11 at 4:29 am

1961 - Supremes signed with Motown Records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/11 at 12:12 pm

1961 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/11 at 12:13 pm

1961 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/19/11 at 11:20 pm

January 20, 1961: John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, giving a famous speech, which included the famous line "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/25/11 at 10:53 am

January 25, 1961: In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/11 at 12:27 pm

1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/11 at 12:38 pm

1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/11 at 12:23 am

1961 – U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/11 at 5:35 am

1961 - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/11 at 1:13 pm

1961 – The DuSable Museum, the first museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art, was chartered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/11 at 4:22 pm

1961 - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/11 at 12:54 am

1961 – The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/11 at 1:28 pm

1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/11 at 1:44 am

1961 - Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/11 at 1:44 am

1961 - Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes president of US Communist Party

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/11 at 2:58 pm

1961 - The New Testament of the New English Bible was simultaneously published by both the Oxford and Cambridge University Presses. (The complete Old & New Testament of the NEB was published in 1970.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/11 at 2:21 am

1961 – South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/11 at 2:27 pm

1961 - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 4:01 pm

1961 - "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:07 pm

1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.

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Written By: Roseanne on 03/31/11 at 2:57 pm

Saddest song I ever heard has to be "Put My Little Shoes Away," sung by the Everly Brothers and previously recorded by Hank Snow. It's about a dying child.

"Mother dear come bathe my forehead,
For I'm growing very weak.
Mother let one drop of water
Fall upon my burning cheek.
I'm going away to leave you, Mother darling,
And remember what I say.
Do this, won't you please, dear Mother,
Put my little shoes away.
Santa Claus, he brought 'em to me,
With a lot of other things.
I believe he brought an angel
With a pair of golden wings.

Tell my lovin' little playmates
That I nevermore will play.
Give them all my toys, but Mother
Put my little shoes away.
I'm going away to leave you, Mother darling
And remember what I say.
Do this, won't you please, dear Mother,
Put my little shoes away."


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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/11 at 3:10 am

1961 - Connie Mack Stadium in Phila is sold to J Schleifer Properties

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/11 at 12:08 pm

1961 – A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 2:33 am

1961 – The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 6:52 am

1961 - 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 6:52 am

1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/11 at 12:42 am

1961 – Armed Cuban exiles backed by the CIA invaded Cuba, landing in the Bay of Pigs, with the aim of overthrowing the Cuban government under Fidel Castro.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/11 at 12:22 pm

1961 – The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/11 at 12:22 pm

1961 – CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/11 at 11:54 am

1961 – The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 12:15 pm

1961 – Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 2:31 pm

1961 - French army revolts in Algeria

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/11 at 2:07 am

1961 – The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/11 at 3:24 am

1961 – Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:32 pm

1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/11 at 12:56 am

1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/11 at 3:15 am

1961 – American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/11 at 1:53 am

1961 – Project Mercury: Aboard the American spacecraft Freedom 7, astronaut Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital flight, becoming the second person to travel into outer space after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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Written By: Nostalgic on 05/19/11 at 1:07 am

Here are the top grossing films in the U.S. 50 years ago, in 1961:

Rank; Title; Studio; Actors; Gross
1. One Hundred and One Dalmatians; Walt Disney Productions; Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson and Cate Bauer (voices); $68,648,000
2. West Side Story; United Artists; Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer; $19,646,000
3. The Guns of Navarone; Columbia; Gregory Peck and David Niven; $13,000,000
4. El Cid; Allied Artists; Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren; $12,000,000
5. Splendor in the Grass; Warner Bros.; Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty; $11,426,000
6. Breakfast at Tiffany's; Paramount; Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard; $11,322,000
7. Blue Hawaii; Paramount; Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman; $10,440,453
8. La Dolce Vita; Astor/AIP; Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg; $8,000,000
9. Lover Come Back; Universal; Doris Day and Rock Hudson; $7,625,000
10. The Parent Trap; Walt Disney Productions; Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith; $7,322,000

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/11 at 1:47 am

1961 – American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 5:13 am

1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/11 at 12:27 pm

1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/11 at 12:27 pm

1961 – Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/11 at 2:07 am

1961 – Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/11 at 1:42 am

1961 – Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/11 at 1:45 am

1961 – In the Vienna summit, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/11 at 1:25 pm

1961 – The last service trains ran on the Hawkhurst Branch Line in Kent, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/16/11 at 2:00 pm

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/11 at 12:20 pm

1961 – The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded by the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 12:24 am

1961 – Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:48 pm

1961 – Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/11 at 2:09 pm

1961 – Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 11:56 am

1961 – French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 5:10 am

1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/11 at 5:00 am

1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.

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Written By: nally on 08/04/11 at 5:11 pm

On August 4, 1961, Barack Obama, the current President of the United States, was born, in the state of Hawaii.

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Written By: King Tut on 08/04/11 at 6:28 pm


On August 4, 1961, Barack Obama, the current President of the United States, was born, in the state of Hawaii.


If the Donald were here, he'd question the "Hawaii" location of birth.  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/11 at 6:00 am

1961 – The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/11 at 12:24 pm

1961 – Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:18 pm

1961 – Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/11 at 12:12 pm

1961 – President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 12:38 pm

1961 - Francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/11 at 12:17 pm

1961 – The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/11 at 1:32 am

1961 – Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/11 at 1:21 am

1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/11 at 2:10 am

1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/11 at 5:45 am

1961 – The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 2:48 am

1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/11 at 11:44 am

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 12:11 pm

1961 – Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/11 at 11:49 am

1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/11 at 1:39 am

1961 – The U.S. Congress authorized President John F. Kennedy's executive order to establish the Peace Corps

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/11 at 3:17 pm

1961 – Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/11 at 5:28 am

1961 – The southern portion of British Cameroons merged with Cameroun to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/11 at 1:16 pm

1961 – The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/11 at 7:08 am

1961 – Scores of Algerian protesters (some claim up to 400) are massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/11 at 12:16 pm

1961 – The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 4:43 am

1961 - 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/11 at 12:13 pm

1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/11 at 12:13 pm

1961 – Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 2:51 am

1961 – Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/11 at 1:38 am

1961 – The Soviet hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated, was set off over Novaya Zemlya Island in the Arctic Ocean as a test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/11 at 1:38 am

1961 – Because of "violations of Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/11 at 2:52 pm

1961 – 50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 3:24 pm

1961 – thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force are massacred by a mob in the course of the Kindu atrocity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/11 at 12:13 pm

1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 5:51 am

1961 - The Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches convened at New Delhi, India, during which the International Missionary Council and its work was integrated into the larger ecumenical group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/11 at 12:24 pm

1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/11 at 3:20 pm

1961 – In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:31 pm

1961 – The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:32 pm

1961 – Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/11 at 2:54 pm

1961 – The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/11 at 11:59 am

1961 – In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/11 at 11:44 am

1961 – India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/11 at 3:45 pm

1961 - Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/12 at 3:54 am

1962 – Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/12 at 3:54 am

1962 – United States Navy SEALs established.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/12 at 3:20 pm

Also on New Year's Day in 1962:

Western Samoa became independent of New Zealand.
The Beatles (with Pete Best) auditioned in London for Decca Records, which opted to sign Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/12 at 12:25 pm

1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

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Written By: Henk on 01/08/12 at 1:19 am

January 8, 1962:

Two commuter trains collide in a thick fog near the Dutch town of Harmelen, after one of the drivers ignored a warning light. 93 people died (including both drivers) and 54 were injured.
It is the largest train accident in Dutch history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/12 at 3:16 pm

1962 – Cold War. While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/12 at 3:16 pm

1962 – An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/12 at 1:14 pm

1962 – Vietnam War: Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/12 at 1:42 am

1962 – The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/12 at 5:49 am

1962 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/12 at 2:40 pm

1962 – Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/12 at 3:03 am

1962 – French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/12 at 1:03 pm

1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/12 at 2:23 pm

1962 – "Rudolf Abel", a Soviet spy arrested by the FBI, was exchanged for Gary Powers, the pilot of the CIA spy plane that had been shot down over Soviet airspace two years earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/12 at 2:01 am

1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/12 at 3:52 am

1962 – Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.

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Written By: nally on 02/26/12 at 9:12 pm

On Feb. 26, 1962, after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, astronaut John Glenn told a joint meeting of Congress, "Exploration and the pursuit of knowledge have always paid dividends in the long run."

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Written By: nally on 03/14/12 at 10:48 am

On March 14, 1962, Democrat Edward M. Kennedy officially launched in Boston his successful candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts once held by his brother, President John F. Kennedy. (Edward Kennedy would serve in the Senate for nearly 47 years.)

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Written By: nally on 04/10/12 at 1:05 pm

April 10, 1962:

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened up their new ballpark, Dodger Stadium, but they lost the opening game there to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3.

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Written By: nally on 05/09/12 at 5:23 pm

May 9, 1962: scientists at MIT reflected a laser beam off the surface of the moon. Italian movie director Federico Fellini began filming “8-1/2,” his art house classic about a movie director struggling to make a movie.

Also, Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/12 at 4:22 am

1962 – Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.

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Written By: nally on 05/12/12 at 11:11 am


1962 – Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.

Also, actor Emilio Estevez was born. Hard to believe he turns 50 today!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/12 at 1:42 pm

1962 – During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/12 at 1:04 pm

June 22nd 1962 – An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/12 at 5:48 am

July 1st 1962 – Independence of Rwanda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/12 at 5:49 am

July 1st 1962 – Independence of Burundi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/12 at 1:31 am

July 10th 1962 – Telstar, the world's first active, direct relay communications satellite, was launched by NASA aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral.

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Written By: warped on 07/11/12 at 2:40 pm

50 years ago tomorrow

July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones made their debut at London's Marquee Club, Number 165 Oxford Street, opening for the first time under that name, for Long John Baldry. Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor and Tony Chapman had played together for the group Blues Incorporated before creating a new name inspired by the Muddy Waters 1950 single "Rollin' Stone".



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Written By: nally on 08/05/12 at 2:52 pm

August 5, 1962: the passing of Marilyn Monroe. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/12 at 2:16 am

October 5th 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/12 at 2:17 am

October 5th 1962 – The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/12 at 2:17 am


October 5th 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

October 5th 1962 – The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.
A significant day for media releases!

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Written By: warped on 10/05/12 at 1:48 pm


October 5th 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.


October 5th 1962 – The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.



A significant day for media releases!


Any special ceremony in "jolly old England" for either event?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/12 at 2:23 pm


Any special ceremony in "jolly old England" for either event?
The television are covering it all!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/12 at 4:49 am

October 22nd 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/12 at 2:19 am

October 25th 1962 – Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/12 at 2:20 am

October 25th 1962 – Uganda joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/12 at 2:20 am

October 25th 1962 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.

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Written By: Howard on 10/25/12 at 6:58 am


October 25th 1962 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.


and was released in 1990.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/12 at 9:16 am

1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/12 at 9:17 am

1962 – A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/12 at 4:48 am

November 1st 1952 – Operation Ivy – The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike" , in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/12 at 3:33 am

November 6th 1962 – Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

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Written By: belmont22 on 11/06/12 at 9:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN501W2gfOE

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Written By: nally on 11/07/12 at 11:25 am


November 6th 1962 – Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

"Midterm" elections were held that day, including gubernatorial races in various states. Among those, former Vice President Richard Nixon (R) lost in the California governor's race to incumbent Pat Brown (D). Nixon, upon conceding, said "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/13 at 10:39 pm

January 8th 1963 – Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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Written By: Howard on 01/08/13 at 6:33 am


January 8th 1963 – Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


I have The Mona Lisa as my computer wallpaper and on my wall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/13 at 6:41 am


I have The Mona Lisa as my computer wallpaper and on my wall.
...and she smiles at you all day?

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Written By: Howard on 01/08/13 at 8:14 am


...and she smiles at you all day?


all day with a smile on her face.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/13 at 5:47 pm


all day with a smile on her face.
...or is it a grin?

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/09/13 at 6:31 am


...or is it a grin?


It's a grin.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/13 at 1:28 am

February 5th 1963 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 9:51 pm

February 8th 1963

– Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.

– The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abdul-Karim Qassem is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/13 at 1:30 am

February 12th 1963 – Constrcution begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/17/13 at 12:01 pm

February 17, 1963: American pro basketball player Michael Jordan and American comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney (better known as Larry The Cable Guy) were born. Happy 50th bday to them!

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: warped on 02/17/13 at 12:05 pm


February 17, 1963: American pro basketball player Michael Jordan and American comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney (better known as Larry The Cable Guy) were born. Happy 50th bday to them!


Wow. The greatest NBA player I have ever seen turns 50.  (I never saw Wilt in his prime or Oscar Robertson play, maybe they were better, but Jordan is by far the best I've seen).
Tiem goes by so fast.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 12:25 am

February 19th 1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/13 at 5:00 am

March 8th 1963 – The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/13 at 7:27 am

March 17th 1963 – The most recent eruption of Mount Agung on Bali, Indonesia, killed approximately 1,500 people.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/13 at 4:58 am

March 12st 1963 – Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California—one of the world's most notorious and best known prisons—was closed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/13 at 6:46 am

March 22nd 1963 – Please Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/13 at 5:03 am

March 27th 1963 – Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/13 at 5:32 am

April 30th 1963 – The Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews led to a bus boycott in Bristol, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/13 at 2:42 am

May 2nd 1963 – Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/13 at 4:03 am

May 3rd 1963 – The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing newfound attention to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/13 at 3:55 am

May 8th 1963 – In Huế, South Vietnam, soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam opened fire into a crowd of Buddhist protestors against a government ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesākha, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:26 am

May 13th 1963 – The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/13 at 4:14 am

May 15th 1963 – Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/13 at 4:49 am

22nd May 1963 – Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/13 at 4:29 am

May 24th 1963 – Baldwin–Kennedy meeting on race relations in the US

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/13 at 4:05 am

May 30th 1963 – Buddhist crisis: A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination was held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration against President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/13 at 4:33 am

June 3rd 1963 – The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear-gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/13 at 2:47 am

June 5th 1963 – The British Secretary of State for War John Profumo admitted he lied to the House of Commons during enquiries about his involvement in a sex scandal and resigned.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/13 at 4:50 am

June 11th 1063:

– American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.

– Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

– John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would revolutionise American society. Proposing equal access to public facilities, end segragation in education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/13 at 4:37 am

June 12th 1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/13 at 4:03 am

June 17th 1963 – A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/13 at 4:04 am

June 17th 1967 – The People's Republic of China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/13 at 4:14 am

June 20th 1963 – The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/21/13 at 12:31 pm

June 21, 1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was elected as Pope Paul VI.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:51 am

July 1st 1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:52 am

July 1st 1963 – The British government revealed that former MI6 agent Kim Philby had engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 07/01/13 at 3:11 pm


July 1st 1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.


Wow, It's been 50 years!  :o

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 07/01/13 at 3:13 pm


July 1st 1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.

Wow, It's been 50 years!  :o

I did not know that they'd been around that long... I figured it might have been sometime around then, if not after, that they came into existence.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/13 at 5:45 am


I did not know that they'd been around that long... I figured it might have been sometime around then, if not after, that they came into existence.
Postcodes started in the UK in 1968 or 1969, main research later.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/13 at 4:27 am

July 24th 1963 – Bluenose II, a replica of a major Canadian symbol, was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 4:16 am

July 25th 1963 – Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 4:17 am

July 25th 1963 – An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 4:17 am

July 25th 1963 – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development votes to admit Japan.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/13 at 4:40 am

August 5th 1963 – The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/13 at 10:41 am

August 22nd 1963 – American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km (66 mi).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/13 at 3:52 am

August 28th 1963 – During a large political rally in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where blacks and whites would coexist harmoniously as equals.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg/95px-Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/28/13 at 7:25 am


August 28th 1963 – During a large political rally in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where blacks and whites would coexist harmoniously as equals.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg/95px-Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg


and in 2013 that dream doesn't really exist.  :(

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: warped on 08/28/13 at 9:56 am


and in 2013 that dream doesn't really exist.  :(


Oh, the dream still exists, Howard. It's just that the distance we traveled over the last 50 years was a whole lot less than we should have... to achieve the dream.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 08/28/13 at 11:39 am


August 28th 1963 – During a large political rally in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where blacks and whites would coexist harmoniously as equals.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg/95px-Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_Washington.jpg

A historical event. There was even some info about it on the TV news this morning.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 08/28/13 at 1:31 pm


Oh, the dream still exists, Howard. It's just that the distance we traveled over the last 50 years was a whole lot less than we should have... to achieve the dream.


If he was still around today he would be shocked about The Travon Martin case.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/13 at 6:38 am

August 30th 1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/13 at 4:20 am

September 2nd 1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 09/02/13 at 6:28 am


September 2nd 1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.


Now the CBS Evening news now has Scott Pelley. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y6F3GEib-NA/UTdsD9KDH3I/AAAAAAAAYus/xuxDKocCZk4/s320/logo_tv_cbseveningnews.jpg

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/13 at 4:06 am

1963 – Victor Krulak was sent on a mission by the Kennedy administration to assess the progress of the Vietnam War, and the viability of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem against the backdrop of the Buddhist crisis and Xa Loi Pagoda raids.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/13 at 4:55 am

September 7th 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 2:05 am

October 22nd 1963 – A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:14 pm

October 31st 1963 – An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people during an ice skating show. The explosion also injures 400. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand is blamed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:45 am

November 1st 1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:45 am

November 1st 1963 – The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/13 at 12:19 am

November 2nd 1963 – South Vietnamese President Ngô Ðình Diệm is assassinated following a military coup.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 10:06 am

November 4th 1963 - The Beatles meet HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, after their appearance at the Variety Performance, at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/13 at 2:54 am

November 6th 1963 – Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 2:58 am

November 7th 1963 – Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/13 at 6:49 am

November 9th 1963 – At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/22/13 at 11:53 am

So today marks the 50th anniversary of the last time that a sitting U.S. President passed away. (Namely JFK's assassination.) :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/13 at 3:27 am

December 12th 1963 – Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/13 at 3:14 am

December 14th 1963 – The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/13 at 5:24 am

December 31st 1963 – Despite Prime Minister Roy Welensky's efforts, the Central African Federation officially collapsed, splitting into three separate nations: Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/14 at 3:15 am

January 16th 1964 – The musical Hello, Dolly! opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway, and would go on to win ten Tony Awards, a record that stood for 35 years.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/14 at 2:44 am

January 23rd 1964 – The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/14 at 3:44 am

January 28th 1964 – An unarmed US Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission was shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19, killing all three aboard.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/14 at 4:02 am

January 30th 1964 – In a bloodless coup, General Nguyễn Khánh overthrows General Dương Văn Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/09/14 at 2:13 pm

And today, February 9th, marks 50 years since the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show! :) :D

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/14 at 5:41 am

March 1st 1964 – Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/14 at 1:39 pm

March 13th 1964 – American Kitty Genovese was murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her (later disproved), prompting research into the bystander effect.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/14 at 4:24 am

March 14th 1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/14 at 3:44 am

March 20th 1964 – The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/14 at 4:07 am

March 27th 1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 03/28/14 at 7:19 pm


March 27th 1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

It was surely a deadly earthquake. :o

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/14 at 2:13 am

April 7th 1964 – IBM announces the System/360.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/14 at 3:54 am

May 2nd 1964 – Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 2:10 am

May 7th 1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/14 at 2:01 am

May 9th Ngô Đình Cẩn, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngô Đình Diệm before the family's toppling, was executed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/14 at 9:08 am

May 15th 1964 - Gerry and the Pacemakers (Films) Limited, film production company, is incorporated, with Epstein one of its opening directors.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/14 at 1:59 am

May 20th 1964 - Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/14 at 3:25 am

May 22nd 1964 – The U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/14 at 3:33 am

May 27th 1964 - "From Russia With Love" premieres in US

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/14 at 2:02 am

May 28th 1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/14 at 3:33 am

May 29th 1964 – The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 1:54 am

June 5th 1964 – DSV Alvin is commissioned.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 2:18 am

June 5th 1964 - Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me", group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:39 am

June 6th 1964 – Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated. They never resume.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/14 at 3:53 am

June 11th 1964 – World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/14 at 4:03 am

June 12th 1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/14 at 3:36 am

June 19th 1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/21/14 at 11:18 pm

June 21, 1964: Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first in the National League since 1880.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/14 at 4:26 am

July 2nd 1964 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/14 at 6:05 am

July 19th 1964 – Vietnam War: at a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/14 at 4:51 pm

July 27th 1964 – Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Dinh Tuong Province, Cai Be, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/14 at 2:30 am

September 4th 1964 – The Forth Road Bridge crossing the Firth of Forth in Scotland opened to traffic.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/14 at 3:07 am

October 3rd 1964 – First buffalo wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 10/03/14 at 6:49 am


October 3rd 1964 – First buffalo wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.


and I bet they were hot.  :o

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/03/14 at 11:11 pm

November 3, 1964: Lyndon Johnson was elected to a full term as president of the U.S., defeating Republican challenger Barry Goldwater.

This is the most recent occasion when a man who took over as U.S. President during his predecessor's term (either by death or resignation) was elected to a full term in his own right.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/14 at 8:33 pm

December 5th 1964 – Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/14 at 9:46 pm

December 14th 1964 – American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/10/15 at 12:23 am

January 9, 1965: The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opened for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/15 at 7:57 pm

January 26th 1965 – Hindi becomes the official language of India.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 8:50 pm

January 28th 1965 – The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 10:52 pm

January 28th 1965 -The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion. More on The Who

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 1:14 am

January 30th 1965 – Some 1 million people attend former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, the biggest in the United Kingdom up to that point.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 1:15 am


January 30th 1965 – Some 1 million people attend former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, the biggest in the United Kingdom up to that point.
I can remember watching this on television.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/15 at 6:42 pm

February 1st 1965 – The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/15 at 8:37 pm

February 9th 1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States troops with a combat mission, a Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion, are sent to South Vietnam.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/15 at 12:14 am

February 15th 1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/15 at 6:25 am

February 19th 1965 – Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm attempted a coup against the military junta of Nguyễn Khánh.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/15 at 12:53 am

1965 – Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/15 at 6:06 am

1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/15 at 4:13 am

1965 - The Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'll Never Find Another You', the Australian folk-pop group's first UK No.1.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/15 at 8:14 pm

1965 - Guitarist Jimmy Page released a solo single called 'She Just Satisfies' in the UK. Page played all the instruments on it except for the drums, and produced the track, as well as singing lead vocals.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 03/02/15 at 8:10 am

1965- The Sound of Music , adapted from the musical starring Julie Andrews makes is cinematic debut in New York.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:16 am


1965- The Sound of Music , adapted from the musical starring Julie Andrews makes is cinematic debut in New York.
The UK had to await another 27 days for the British release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/15 at 8:27 am

1965 – The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/15 at 4:58 am

1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/15 at 1:50 pm

1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Written By: nally on 03/25/15 at 11:10 pm


1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

Also on that day, actress Sarah Jessica Parker was born!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:09 am

1965 – Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 2:37 am

1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 5:20 am

1965 – Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 2:34 pm

May 10th 1965 - The Rolling Stones recorded a version of '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' at Chess Studios in Chicago, with Brian Jones on harmonica. The group re-recorded it two days later at RCA Studios in Hollywood, with a different beat and the Gibson Maestro fuzzbox that Keith Richards had recently aquired, adding sustain to the sound of the guitar riff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:48 am

May 12th 1965 – The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/15 at 11:31 am

May 16th 1965 - Driving away from a gig at the Civic Hall, Long Beach, California, the limo taking the Rolling Stones back to their hotel was besieged by fans who caved in the roof by standing on it. The band attempted to hold the roof up while their chauffeur drove off with bodies falling onto the road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 4:59 am

May 18th 1965 – Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 4:01 am

May 29th 1965, Bob Dylan's album Bringing It All Back Home was at No.1 on the UK charts, his second UK No.1 album. The black and white pamphlet lying across the Time magazine with President Lyndon B. Johnson on the cover is a publication of the Earth Society, who saw its mission as protecting earth from collisions with comets and planets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 6:44 am

May 29th 1965 - The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help Me Rhonda', the group's second US No.1. The recording session was interrupted by the Wilson brothers' drunken father, Murry, who arrived at the studio to criticize the Boys enthusiasm. The recording reel continued to record the confrontation, which still circulates among fans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:10 am

June 3rd 1965 – The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 8:21 am

June 4th 1965 – Duane Earl Pope robs the Farmers' State Bank of Big Springs, Nebraska, killing three people execution-style and severely wounding a fourth. The crime later puts Pope on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 7:48 am

June 5th 1965 - The soundtrack album to 'The Sound of Music' started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. It returned to the top of the charts on no less than 11 other occasions spending over 380 weeks on the chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/15 at 4:49 am

June 7th 1965 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives violated the "right to marital privacy".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 3:02 am

June 9th 1965 – The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 3:03 am

June 9th 1965 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:42 am

June 18th 1965 – Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 5:32 am

June 19th 1965 - The Who, Solomon Burke, Zoot Money, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Spencer Davis Group, Marianne Faithful, Long John Baldry, The Birds, (featuring a young Ronnie Wood), Dave Witting and the Ray Martin Group all appeared at Uxbridge Blues Festival, England. Tickets cost from 7/6 to 10/6.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 8:45 am

June 19th 1965 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu becomes the figurehead chief of state.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 10:16 am

June 19th 1965 - The Four Tops went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can't Help Myself'. Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but no other session ever took place. The track that became a hit was just the second take of the song

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 6:36 am

June 20th 1965 - The Beatles began a 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France. The Beatles' set list for this tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 9:15 am

June 23rd 1965 - The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 5:48 am

June 24th 1965 - John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 7:14 am

June 24th 1965 - The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Alive', the group's first of two UK No.1's and over 25 other Top 40 singles. The Hollies originally passed the song over to another Manchester band, the Toggery Five, before changing their mind and recording the song, which was written for them by the US songwriter Clint Ballard, Jr.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 10:46 am

June 26th 1965 - The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan's 'Mr Tambourine Man'. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song, the drummer Hal Blaine who played on the track also played on 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 4:00 am

July 8th 1965 - The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having a Wild Weekend for its US release. Songs featured by the group in the movie included 'Catch Us If You Can,' 'Having a Wild Weekend' and 'I Can't Stand It.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:25 am

July 16th 1965 – The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:26 am

July 16th 1965 – South Vietnamese Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo, a formerly undetected communist spy and double agent, was hunted down and killed by unknown individuals after being sentenced to death in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 4:52 am

July 16th 1965 - The plan by Brian Matthew and Brian Epstein to build a new theatre in Kent, the Pilgrim Theatre, comes to an end when the Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 5:28 am

July 16th 1965 - During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The Odeon in Exeter supported by The Walker Brothers and Steam Packet

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Written By: Paul on 07/16/15 at 10:47 am


July 16th 1965 - During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The Odeon in Exeter supported by The Walker Brothers and Steam Packet


At that time, there was a future superstar providing vocal duties for Steampacket - a certain Roderick Stewart...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 10:56 am


At that time, there was a future superstar providing vocal duties for Steampacket - a certain Roderick Stewart...
...and what became of him?  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 4:18 am

July 24th 1965 - Ringo Starr buys `Sunny Heights', at St George's Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 4:18 am


July 16th 1965 - During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The Odeon in Exeter supported by The Walker Brothers and Steam Packet

At that time, there was a future superstar providing vocal duties for Steampacket - a certain Roderick Stewart...

...and what became of him?  ;D
He became a gravedigger!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:26 am

July 24th 1965 - The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'Mr Tambourine Man'. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 3:43 am

July 25th 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 3:43 am


July 25th 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
"Judas"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 3:30 am

July 26th 1965 – Full independence is granted to the Maldives.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:32 am

July 28th 1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:58 am

July 29th 1965 – Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 8:11 am

July 29th 1965 - The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its UK premiere at The Pavilion in London. The Beatles later said the film was shot in a "haze of marijuana". According to Starr's interviews in The Beatles Anthology, during the Austrian Alps film shooting, he and McCartney ran off over the hill from the "curling" scene set to smoke a joint.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 4:17 am

July 30th 1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 7:23 am


July 30th 1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.



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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 12:51 pm

August 1st 1965 - During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at the London Palladium supported by The Walker Brothers, The Fourmost, Steampacket featuring Rod Stewart and Sugar Pie Desanto with The Shevelles.

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Written By: nally on 08/04/15 at 11:54 am

August 4, 1965: The Constitution of the Cook Islands took effect, when the Cook Islands became a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand. The anniversary of these events in 1965 is commemorated annually on Constitution Day, with week long activities known as Te Maevea Nui Celebrations locally.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 6:19 am

August 5th 1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 11:23 am

August 5th 1965 - The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Help!' The group's eighth consecutive UK No.1 single. John Lennon later stated he wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles' quick rise to success. "I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help'."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:04 am

August 6th 1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 4:11 am

August 6th 1965 - The Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, ‘The Night Before’, ‘You've Got to Hide Your Love Away’, ‘You're Going to Lose That Girl’, ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Yesterday’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 7:36 am

August 6th 1965 - Decca records released The Small Faces debut single 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It.' It peaked at No.14 on the UK chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:30 am

August 7th 1965 - Britain's Jim Clark won his fifth consecutive Grand Prix.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:37 am

August 7th 1965 – The infamous first Reyes party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 4:19 am

August 7th 1965 - Herman's Hermits went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Henry VIII I Am'. The single was only released in the US. Singer Peter Noone once interviewed Elvis Presley for UK music paper New Musical Express.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 2:02 am

August 8th 1965 - Closing of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds, Richmond, Surrey. John, George, Cynthia and Pattie attend. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 6:23 am

August 13th 1965 - Jefferson Airplane made their live debut at San Francisco's Matrix Club. The photograph of the members of Jefferson Airplane that was featured on the front cover of their best-known album, Surrealistic Pillow (1967), was taken inside the Matrix.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 7:06 am

August 13th 1965 - The Beatles and Brian leave for the second North American tour. Beatles' meeting with Bob Dylan at their rooms at the Warwick Hotel, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 8:13 am

August 13th 1965 - Mike Smith, lead singer of The Dave Clark Five, suffered two broken ribs when he was pulled off the stage by fans. The group were in Chicago at the beginning of a US tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 3:29 am

August 14th 1965 - The Beatles taped an appearance for CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50, New York City. They performed ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘I'm Down’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Yesterday’, and ‘Help!’ Also today, The Beatles fifth album 'Help!' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 8:05 am

August 15th 1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 5:47 am

August 17th 1965 - The Beatles play concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 6:40 am

August 17th 1965 - The Byrds were forced to cancel a concert during their UK tour at The Guildhall, Portsmouth when only 250 of the 4,000 tickets had been sold

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 3:39 am

August 18th 1965 – Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins" United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 3:43 am

August 18th 1965 - The Beatles had 15.30 and 20.00 Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas. Brian Epstein hurts his back when he is sprung from the emergency exit of an airplane into a service truck in a serious outbreak of Beatlemania at Houston (Texas) Airport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 8:57 am

August 18th 1965 - Hank Aaron loses a home run, because he hit it while standing out of the batter's box.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 3:12 am

August 19th 1965 – Japanese prime minister Eisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 9:46 am

August 19th 1965 - Cincinnati Reds' Jim Maloney's second no-hitter of year; beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 08/19/15 at 10:09 am

To change things up a bit from this being another "this day in history" thread, I found in a collection of vinyl records a few with a person's name on it, and by scanning through classmates.com, came upon this person as graduating from high school in 1965. Unfortunately, her tastes were very "square". I noticed on two of the 45 RPM records, they both contained a label containing the person's name, address, and postal code (prior to the zip code implemented around 1995-66 or so). As it turns out, those two records were an Al Martino record that was a new release at the time and a Steve Lawrence record from around 1959, music that her mother probably liked at the time. If I was sent back in time to that high school, I couldn't imagine the jokes about listening to something that would be more appropriate twice her age, and I would tell her to watch American Bandstand (or even come to the studio audience since she went to a high school in Philly)!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/15 at 8:05 am

August 21st 1965 - The Rolling Stones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Out Of Our Heads' the group's first US No.1 album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/15 at 8:08 am

August 21st 1965 - The Beatles play a concert at the Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, followed by a press conference.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:20 am

August 23rd 1965 - Security guards at a Manchester TV studio hosed down 200 Rolling Stones fans after they broke down barriers while waiting for the band to arrive for a performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 5:28 am

August 27th 1965 - On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic". John Lennon remarked soon after, ‘Where’s Elvis’ It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/15 at 12:28 pm

September 2nd 1965 - Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee Club, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:36 am

September 3rd 1965 - A Rolling Stones gig in Dublin, Ireland ended in a riot after 30 fans jumped onto the stage. Jagger was knocked to the floor as the rest of the band fled the stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 1:36 pm

September 3rd 1965 - Jim Hickman becomes the first New York Mets' player to hit three home runs in a game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 7:57 am

September 4th 1965 - The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help', the title of their second film and the group's ninth US No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 9:08 am

September 4th 1965 - The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home. The band were inside the home at the time buying a guard dog. The van was later recovered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:38 am

September 4th 1965 – India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 8:33 am

September 6th 1965 - Brian Epstein announces he has signed the Moody Blues to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:19 am

September 7th 1965 – China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:19 am

September 7th 1965 – Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 2:41 am

September 9th 1965 – Hurricane Betsy made its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, US, leaving 76 dead and becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion (unadjusted) in damage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 5:59 am

September 9th 1965 - US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 6:13 am

September 9th 1965 - Broadcast of a performance of The Beatles recorded for the Ed Sullivan Show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 6:23 am

September 9th 1965 - The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ('I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/15 at 2:24 pm

September 9th 1965 - Sandy Koufax pitches his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game versus Chicago Cubs (1-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 9:27 am

September 10th 1965 - The Byrds begin recording ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’. Unlike their first hit, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, members of the group itself were permitted to play instead of session musicians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 1:16 pm

September 10th 1965 - Philadelphia Phillies' 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phillies beat Saint Louis Cardinals.

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Written By: nally on 09/10/15 at 4:26 pm


September 9th 1965 - Sandy Koufax pitches his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game versus Chicago Cubs (1-0).

The only perfect game that the L.A. Dodgers have thrown. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 7:12 am

September 11th 1965 - The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Help!', the group's sixth US chart topper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:11 am

September 14th 1965 - Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, ‘a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 3:42 am

September 22nd 1965 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for an unconditional ceasefire in the Indo-Pakistani War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 4:51 am

September 22nd 1965 - San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick and her then-husband Jerry Slick on drums, made their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 8:24 am

September 22nd 1965 - A show called `Brian Epstein's Evening of Popular Music' is presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London. The Moody Blues are in the bill, being their first major engagement since Brian is their manager. The concert is presented as `Pop From Britain'. The compere is Brian Matthew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 6:37 am

September 23rd 1965 - The Walker Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach song, 'Make It Easy On Yourself', the trio's first of two UK No.1's.

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Written By: nally on 10/14/15 at 11:32 pm

October 14, 1965: The L.A. Dodgers defeated the Minnesota Twins in the seventh and final game of that year's World Series; the only time that the Dodgers, since moving to L.A., have won a World Series that went the distance. (Ten years earlier, in Brooklyn, they captured their only title there, over the Yankees, also in a series that went 7 games.)

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:22 am

December 30, 1965: President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia announces that Zambia and the United Kingdom have agreed on a deadline before which the Rhodesian white government should be ousted.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:23 am

December 30, 1965: Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:52 am

December 31, 1965: Bokassa takes power in the Central African Republic.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:42 am

January 1, 1966: In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic, ousting President David Dacko.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:48 am

January 12th 1966 – Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.

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Written By: squidbee on 01/12/16 at 12:24 pm

January 12, 1966 - Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 12:32 pm


January 12, 1966 - Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
...and can clearly remember watching the programs when first boardcasted.

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Written By: nally on 01/12/16 at 2:07 pm


January 12, 1966 - Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV

...and can clearly remember watching the programs when first boardcasted.

A historical moment in television history.

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Written By: Howard on 01/12/16 at 2:24 pm


January 12, 1966 - Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV


http://comicsalliance.com/files/2013/09/htbatman66batman_16-630x429.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 2:35 pm


http://comicsalliance.com/files/2013/09/htbatman66batman_16-630x429.jpg
"Holy Birthday Cake!"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/16 at 2:14 pm

January 13th 1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 8:34 am

January 14th 1966 - David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'. He would later say that he chose "Bowie" because he liked that "big American bear-killin' knife."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 10:42 am

January 15th 1966 – The First Nigerian Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d'état.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 7:44 am

January 17th 1966 - NBC-TV in the US bought The Monkees series, placing it on their 1966 autumn schedule. The series centered on the adventures of The Monkees, a struggling rock band from Los Angeles, California and introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 9:30 am

January 17th 1966 – Palomares incident: A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, killing seven airmen, and dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 4:31 am

January 20th 1966 - The Spencer Davis Group were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Keep On Running'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 7:00 am

January 21st 1966 - George Harrison married Patti Boyd at Leatherhead Register Office in Surrey with Paul McCartney as Best man. George had first met Patti on the set of The Beatles movie 'A Hard Day's Night'. She left Harrison in the mid-'70s and started an affair with Harrison's friend Eric Clapton, who wrote the song "Layla" about her. The two married in May 1979, but split in 1988.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 7:43 am

January 22nd 1966 – The Beach Boys went into the studio to record 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album Pet Sounds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 8:00 am

January 26th 1966 – The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 8:44 am

January 27th 1966 – The Overlanders were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Michelle'. The group's only UK hit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 4:19 am

February 2nd 1966 – Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 3:54 am

February 3rd 1966 – The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 4:09 am

February 10th 1966 -  Bob Marley married Rita Anderson a singer in the group The Soulettes. The couple had three children together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 5:38 am

February 11th 1966 - Willie Mays became the highest paid player in baseball. He signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants for $130,000 a year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 1:52 am

February 14th 1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:05 am

February 14th 1966 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers set a National Basketball Association record when he reached a career high of 20,884 points after seven NBA seasons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:15 am

February 14th 1966 - CBS bought the rights to the NFL's 1966 and 1967 Championship Games for $2 million per game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:56 am

February 14th 1966 – Australian currency is decimalised.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 4:49 am

February 17th 1966 - Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', Frank's eldest daughters first No.1. Written by Lee Hazlewood Sinatra's recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:15 am

February 19th 1966 - The Mamas & Papas performed "California Dreamin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:46 am

February 19th 1966 - Bob Lind performed "Elusive Butterfly" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:43 am

February 19th 1966 - Lou Christie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lightnin Strikes', a No.11 hit in the UK. Nancy Sinatra held the UK No.1 single position with 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:51 am


February 19th 1966 - Lou Christie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lightnin Strikes', a No.11 hit in the UK.
...and on his birthday too! (born 1943).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 7:29 am

February 22nd 1966 - During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide, supported by The Searchers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:32 am

February 23rd 1966 – In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin al-Hafiz, also a Baathist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 4:28 am

February 23rd 1966 - During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played the first of four nights at the Palais Theatre, St Kida, Melbourne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:24 am

February 26th 1966 – Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 3:36 am

February 26th 1966 – Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 6:27 am

February 26th 1966 - The T-Bones performed "Whatever Shape Your Stomach's In" and "Slippin' and Chippin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 9:38 am

February 26th 1966 - Nancy Sinatra went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', also a UK No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 11:54 am

February 26th 1966 - The Beatles Rubber Soul was at No.1 on the US album chart, the group's seventh US album chart topper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 12:59 pm

February 26th 1966 - David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 7:57 am

February 28th 1966 - Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The club had run up debts of over £10,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:18 am

March 1st 1966 - About one hundred Beatles fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club. The day before the club had closed due to bankruptcy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 3:03 am

March 1st 1966 – The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:39 am

March 1st 1966 – Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 7:38 am

March 1st 1966 - Gene Clark of The Byrds announced he was leaving the group due to his fear of flying.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:28 am

March 2nd 1966 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in two seasons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:52 am

March 3rd 1966 - Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song 'For What It's Worth' became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.

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Written By: nally on 03/03/16 at 8:18 pm


March 3rd 1966 - Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song 'For What It's Worth' became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.


Also on that day:

William Frawley (American actor, played 'Fred Mertz' on I Love Lucy) died in California at age 79. :\'(

Tone-Loc (American rapper/actor) was born! :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 2:46 am

March 4th 1966 - An interview with John Lennon was published by "The Evening Standard" in London. In the article Lennon said "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." The comment resulted in worldwide Beatles record burnings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 6:44 am

March 4th 1966 – A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:10 am

March 7th 1966 - Brian Wilson released 'Caroline No' the first solo single by a Beach Boy. Before it evolved into the final song we know today, the song was originally written as 'Carol I Know'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 11:36 am

March 7th 1966 – Tina Turner recorded her vocal on the Phil Spector produced 'River Deep Mountain High'. It went on to make No.3 in the UK but only No.88 on the US chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:41 am

1966 – A bomb planted by Irish Republican Army militants destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 5:02 am

March 8th 1966 - Lulu became the first British female singer to appear behind the Iron curtain, when she toured Poland with The Hollies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 5:42 am

March 8th 1966 - Bob Dylan recorded 'Just Like A Woman' for his 'Blonde On Blonde' album at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 7:49 am

March 9th 1966 – The Beach Boys started recording 'God Only Knows'. It became a UK No.2 single in 1966 and the B-side of 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:49 am

March 10th 1966 – Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 7:10 am

March 11th 1966 - This week's ITV music show 'Ready Steady Go', was entirely devoted to the music of 'The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 2:33 am

March 12th 1966 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Black Hawks) became the first player in the NHL to score more than 50 goals in a season. Hull ended the season with 54 goals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:42 am

March 16th 1966 – Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena target vehicle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 10:02 am

March 24th 1966 - The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:42 pm

March 24th 1966 - Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. The song describes his longing to return home, both to his then girlfriend, Kathy Chitty in Brentwood, Essex, England, and to return to the United States. The song was also a No.5 hit in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 6:57 am

March 25th 1966 - At a photo session at Bob Whitaker's studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, 'Yesterday and Today'. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover photo was so strong Capitol recalled 750,000 copies from distributors to replace the cover. The total cost to Capitol to replace the cover and promotional materials was $250,000, wiping out their initial profit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 10:05 am

March 29th 1966 - Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was injured during a gig in Marseilles after a fan threw a chair at the stage, Jagger required eight stitches in the cut.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 12:18 pm

March 29th 1966 - Fans mobbed the Walker Brothers as they entered a hotel in Cheshire resulting in two of the group being concussed. The group were in the UK for a tour and TV appearances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:21 am

March 30th 1966 - Barbra Streisand's "Color Me Barbra" special aired on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 12:26 pm

March 31st 1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:39 am

April 2nd 1966 - Mel Carter performed "Band of Gold" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 9:51 am

April 2nd 1966 - A charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas And The Papas, The Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 9:54 am

April 6th 1966 - The first session of what would become The Beatles album Revolver started in the evening at Abbey Road studios London, with the recording of the basic track of a new John Lennon song 'Tomorrow Never Knows.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 8:10 am

April 11th 1966 - NBC broadcasted the last episode of "Hullabaloo."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 9:50 am

April 13th 1966 - The Beatles recorded the song "Paperback Writer".

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Written By: ralfy on 04/14/16 at 12:06 pm

"Green film fest salutes ‘Born Free’ anniversary"

http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Green-film-fest-salutes-Born-Free-7232014.php

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:43 am


"Green film fest salutes ‘Born Free’ anniversary"

http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Green-film-fest-salutes-Born-Free-7232014.php

Great song from a good film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:44 am

April 15th 1966 - Buffalo Springfield were the opening act for The Byrds in San Bernadino, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 5:17 am

April 18th 1966 - George Harrison and John Lennon went to a Lovin' Spoonful concert at the Marquee Club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:19 am

April 18th 1966 - Bill Russell became the first player-coach for the Boston Celtics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 2:27 am

April 19th 1966 - California opened Anaheim Stadium against the Chicago White Sox.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:08 am

April 20th 1966 - The Beatles laid down tracks for Paul McCartney's song "Eleanor Rigby".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 3:23 am

April 21st 1966 – Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 6:13 am

April 22nd 1966 - 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs (who were originally called The Troglodytes) was released in the U.S. on both the Atco and Fontana labels. The song went on to reach No.1. Fronted by Reg Presley, 'Wild Thing' became a major influence on garage rock and punk rock.1989 - Guns N' Roses released "Patience."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:07 pm

April 22nd 1966 - Two dozen local group's appeared at a ‘battle of the bands’ gig in Matawan Keyport Roller Drome in New Jersey. All acts performed three songs each. The Rogues won first place, second was Sonny & The Starfires, and third place went to The Castiles, (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals). The three winners were given an opportunity to perform at the Roller Drome the following week as part of a major concert headlined by The Crystals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 1:34 am

April 23rd 1966 - Martha & the Vandellas performed "My Baby Loves Me" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:38 am

April 25th 1966 – The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 3:07 am

April 25th 1966 – A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 4:22 am

April 25th 1966 – The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15–200 are killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 6:56 am

April 26th 1966 - The New York Times reported Ray Charles would undergo tests to see whether or not he had abstained from narcotic drugs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 7:48 am

April 26th 1966 - Dusty Springfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', the singers only UK No.1. When recording the track, Springfield was not satisfied with her vocal until she had recorded forty-seven takes.

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Written By: ralfy on 04/29/16 at 6:32 am

"The Fifth Dimension is 50"

http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2016/04/25/1576365/fifth-dimension-50

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 5:41 am

May 5th 1966 - Willie Mays broke the National League record for home runs when he hit his 512th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 5:49 pm

May 5th 1966 - Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pretty Flamingo'. The recording features future Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who briefly joined the band in 1965. On their Top Of The Pops appearance, singer Paul Jones performed whilst standing on one leg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 2:38 am

May 6th 1966 – Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 6:50 am

May 6th 1966 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the track. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 3:10 am

May 7th 1966 - Shadows of Knight performed "Gloria" and "Oh Yeah" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 7:18 am

May 7th 1966 - Otis Redding performed "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 2:17 pm

May 7th 1966 - The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Monday Monday', it made No.3 in the UK. The group was reported, as saying they all hated the song except for its writer John Phillips. The Mamas and the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 11:44 am

May 8th 1966 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) became the first player to hit a ball completely out of Cleveland's Memorial Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 12:56 pm

May 8th 1966 - The St. Louis Cardinals played their last game at Busch Stadium. They lost to San Francisco 10-5.

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Written By: ralfy on 05/08/16 at 6:33 pm

"Here's what the summer movie schedule looked like in 1966"

http://www.metv.com/lists/heres-what-the-summer-movie-schedule-looked-like-in-1966

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 12:19 am


"Here's what the summer movie schedule looked like in 1966"

http://www.metv.com/lists/heres-what-the-summer-movie-schedule-looked-like-in-1966

All classic movies in their own right.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 1:47 am

May 12th 1966 - The St. Louis Cardinals played their first game at Busch Memorial Stadium. They won the game 4-3 over the Atlanta Braves.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 12:31 pm

May 15th 1966 – After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ of South Vietnam's ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Tôn Thất Đính, forcing him to abandon his command.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 3:43 am

May 16th 1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 11:46 am

May 16th 1966 - The Beach Boys released the album Pet Sounds in the US. The album is now regarded as the masterpiece of composer-producer Brian Wilson. To confirm this, Pet Sounds has been widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released and has been ranked at No.1 in several music magazines lists of greatest albums of all time, including New Musical Express, The Times and Mojo Magazine. In 2003, it was ranked No.2 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, (Sgt. Pepper'S came first).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:06 pm

May 17th 1966 - During a UK tour, Bob Dylan appeared at The Free Trade Hall in Manchester. This was the concert where a member of the audience shouted out ‘Judas’ at Dylan unhappy with the singers move from acoustic to rock. Dylan replied with ‘You’re a liar’, the entire concert was eventually officially released in The Bootleg Series by Sony Music in 1999.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 9:12 am

May 18th 1966 - The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals), made their first recordings at Mr Music Inc in Brick Town, New Jersey. They cut two Springsteen songs, ‘Baby I’ and ‘That’s What You Get’. The songs were cut directly to disc, of which seven or eight test pressings of the studio takes were made.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 9:55 am

May 18th 1966 - During his 1966 world tour, Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson from The Band were filmed singing several songs in a hotel room in Glasgow, Scotland, the footage turning up in the film Eat The Document. The film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage '66, but after Dylan edited the film himself ABC rejected it as 'incomprehensible for a mainstream audience'

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Written By: ralfy on 05/21/16 at 1:59 pm

"Ousmane Sembène’s ‘Black Girl’ Turns 50"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/movies/ousmane-sembenes-black-girl-turns-50.html

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Written By: nally on 05/26/16 at 6:42 pm

26 May 1966: British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana. (Note the spellings.)

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:21 am

May 28th 1966 - In London, the Beatles visited Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:47 am

May 28th 1966 - The Gentrys performed "Keep On Dancing" and "Everyday I Have to Cry" on American Bandstand.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 4:11 am

May 28th 1966 - The Olympics performed "Mine Exclusively" on American Bandstand.

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:30 pm

May 28th 1966 - Love appeared at the Whisky A Go Go West Hollywood, California, supported by The Doors

Subject: Re: 50 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 2:00 am

May 30th 1966 – Launch of Surveyor 1, the first US spacecraft to land on an extra-terrestrial body.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 3:53 am

May 30th 1966 – The former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 4:05 am

May 30th 1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 4:23 pm

May 30th 1966 - Dolly Parton and Carl Dean were married.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 4:46 pm

May 30th 1966 - In San Francisco, CA, Jefferson Airplane performed at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 5:41 am

June 1st 1966 - The final episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 2:50 pm

June 1st 1966 - During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles added overdubs on 'Yellow Submarine', with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting "Full speed ahead Mister Captain!" Roadie Mal Evans played on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with The Beatles following behind (conga-line style) singing "We all live in a yellow submarine."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/16 at 4:46 am

June 2nd 1966 – Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.

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Written By: nally on 06/06/16 at 3:02 pm

June 6, 1966:

Civil rights activist James Meredith was shot while traversing Mississippi in the March Against Fear.

Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo in 2005, was born.
Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a striker from 1981 to 2002, was born.

Ethel Clayton, American actress of the silent film era, died.

The date was written as 6/6/66!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 2:55 am

June 9th 1966 - Minnesota set a major league record when they hit six home runs in one inning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 2:34 am

June 10th 1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released in the U.K. "Rain" featured the first use of reversed tape in a song by the Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 11:33 am

June 10th 1966 - Janis Joplin debuted on stage at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 1:54 pm

June 10th 1966 - Steve Marriott of the Small Faces collapsed while performing on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! The group were forced to cancel the following weeks gigs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 2:21 pm

June 10th 1966 - The Monkees first recording sessions took place. These sessions featured members of the Wrecking Crew, a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles but proved to be unsuccessful.

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