Home / News / The Beatles appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

The Beatles appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

Today is Friday, February 9, the 40th day of 2024. There are 326 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared live on American television for the first time on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. The quartet played six songs in person, including “Love Me Do” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” to a crowd of screaming teenagers and more than 70 million viewers nationwide.

On this date:

In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.

In 1942, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held their first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II.

In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with Allied victory over Japanese forces.

In 1950, Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin claimed in a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, that the State Department was full of communists.

In 1962, an agreement was signed to make Jamaica an independent nation within the Commonwealth later in the year.

In 1963, the Boeing 727 made its first flight, taking off from Renton, Washington.

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred in California’s San Fernando Valley in 1971 killed 65 people.

In 1984, 69-year-old Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov died 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was followed by Konstantin U. Chernenko, who would remain in power for only 13 months.

In 1986, Halley’s Comet visited the solar system for the first time since 1910. (His next return will be in 2061).

In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth’s sister, Britain’s Princess Margaret, died in London at the age of 71.

In 2009, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs and told ESPN that he used banned substances for three years with the Texas Rangers.

At the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics held in South Korea in 2018, athletes from North and South Korea entered the Olympic Stadium together, waving flags depicting a united Korea; it was their first joint Olympic march in more than a decade.

In 2020, South Korean production “Parasite” won the Oscar for best picture, becoming the first foreign-language film to receive the highest honor in cinema.

In 2021, the Senate moved to a second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, rejecting claims that the chamber could not proceed because Trump was no longer in office.

In 2022, it was revealed that 15-year-old Russian figure skating superstar Kamila Valieva, who led her team to the Olympic gold medal, tested positive for a banned heart drug before the Beijing Games.

Composer and Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, who fascinated millions with the interesting arrangements and unforgettable melodies of “Walk on By”, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” and dozens of other hit songs, died in 2023 at the age of 94.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Janet Suzman is 85 years old. Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee is 84 years old. Actor-politician Sheila James Kuehl (TV: “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 83 years old. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 82 years old. Actor Joe Pesci 81. Singer Barbara Lewis 81. Author Alice Walker 80. Actor Mia Farrow 79. Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. 78. Singer Joe Ely 77. Actor Judith Light 75. Actor Charles Shaughnessy 69, Actor Ed Amatrudo 68, Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe 67, Jazz musician Steve Wilson 63, Country singer Travis Tritt 61, Actor Julie Warner 59, Country singer Danni Leigh 54. Actor Sharon Case 53. Actor Jason George 52. Actor Amber Valletta 50. Actor-producer Charlie Day 48. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) 48. Actor AJ Buckley 47. Rock musician Richard On (OAR) 45. Actor Zhang Ziyi is 45 years old. Olympic silver and bronze medalist skater Irina Slutskaya is 45 years old. Actor Tom Hiddleston is 43. Actor David Gallagher is 39. Actor Michael B. Jordan is 37. Actor Rose Leslie is 37. Actor Camille Winbush is 34. Actor Jimmy Bennett is 28 years old. Actor Evan Roe (TV: “Madame Secretary”) is 24 years old.

About yönetici

Check Also

Pre-register and get $200 on launch day; $150 in other states

Online sports betting is just around the corner in North Carolina, with most operators offering …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Watch Dragon ball super