how the past
impacts the now.
role The Beatles
played in changing
the modern world.
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON MAY 18
1642--Montreal, Canada is founded.
1872--Bertrand Russell, mathematician and philosopher, is born. He was the grandson of the Victorian Prime Minister, Sir John Russell. During the Vietnam War, Russell began a process to have President Lyndon Johnson put on trial for war crimes.
1910--Passage of the Earth through the tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic around the world.
1917--US Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls up soldiers to fight in World War I.
1927--Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, California.
1934--US Congress approves the "Lindbergh Act," making kidnapping a capital offense.
1934--Trans World Airlines (TWA) begins commercial service.
1951--The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York City.
1952--Professor W. F. Libby says Stonehedge dates back to BC 1848.
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1963--The Beatles perform for two houses at the Adelphi Cinema, Slough, Buckinghamshire. This is the first night of The Beatles' third tour of the year. The top billing for the tour initially went to Roy Orbison, whom The Beatles greatly admired. But audience demand quickly thrust The Beatles into the position of tour headliners. Their song list for this tour is Some Other Guy, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Love Me Do, From Me to You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, and Twist and Shout. The tour includes, in addition to The Beatles and Roy Orbison: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Tony Marsh, The Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant, Ian Crawford, David Macbeth, and Louise Cordet. Before tonights show, Gerry Marsden presents The Beatles with their second silver disc for From Me to You.
1965--Although filming for the movie "Help!" is finished, a great deal of post-sync work remains to be done. Today, The Beatles overdub speaking parts, including a good many quips and "ho-ho's." Included in the overdubs is John Lennon's reading of his story "I Sat Belonely" as he and Ringo are seen walking down the street.
1966--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles spend 12 hours working on Got to Get You Into My Life. Overdubbing of the brass section, new vocals, and guitars.
1967--John Lennon and Paul McCartney record backing vocals on The Rolling Stones' song, We Love You.
1967--A press release announces that The Beatles have been selected to represent the United Kingdom for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The Beatles have reportedly agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion. The broadcast is scheduled for June 25. John Lennon and Paul McCartney will each write a song for the broadcast, John composing All You Need is Love, with Paul's song thought to have been either Your Mother Should Know or Hello Goodbye. John's song, which seems to sum up the 1967 summer of love and The Beatles' sympathies, is selected as the right song for the event.
1970--US release of The Beatles LP, Let It Be (Apple). Songs: Two of Us, I Dig a Pony, Across the Universe, I Me Mine, Dig It, Let It Be, Maggie Mae, I've Got a Feeling, One After 909, The Long and Winding Road, For You Blue, and Get Back. The apple on the label is red. 55 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.
1974--John Lennon sits in for a second day as guest disc jockey for Philadelphia radio station WFIL during their Helping Hand Marathon fund-raiser.
1974--New Delhi announces that India has conducted a successful test of an atomic device, thereby joining the United States, the USSR, Britain, France, and China in the world nuclear club.
1978--The Buddy Holly Story, a film starring Gary Busey as Holly, has its world premiere in Dallas, Texas. The movie will be a critical and commercial success.
1980--Mount St. Helens erupes in Washington state, killing 60.
1986--Yoko Ono guests for the first time on CNNs Larry King Live.
1987--UK re-release of the George Harrison albums, The Best of George Harrison and All Things Must Pass on CD (EMI).
1998--A film clip of The Beatles performing the song Help! for "The Ed Sullivan Show," taped on August 14, 1965, is included in the CBS-TV broadcast of a television special entitled, "Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary."
1998--Sean Lennons first solo album, Into The Sun, is released. The release date competes with Julian Lennons fifth album, Photograph Smile. Rumor has it that Yoko Ono orchestrated the release date for Seans CD in order to take attention away from Julians new offering.
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