Today in 1963, Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow Airport in London just as the Beatles deplaned to a crowd of screaming fans and a mob of journalists and photographers.
Intrigued, Sullivan decided to investigate getting the Beatles onto his show.
Today in 1964, Ray Charles was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston and charged with heroin. Charles was sentenced to one year probation after he kicked the horse.
The number one British album today in 1970 was “Motown Chartbusters Volume 4,” clearly not British …
… while the number one U.S. album was “Led Zeppelin III,” clearly not American:
That same day, Michelle Phillips married Dennis Hopper. The marriage lasted eight days.
The number British album in 1987 was Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango in the Night”:
Birthdays begin with Russ Ballard of Argent and his own writing career:
Bob Siebenberg plays drums for Supertramp:
Larry Mullen plays drums for U2:
Annabella Luin of Bow Wow Wow:
Finally, what day is today?