1979 – President Jimmy Carter delivers his famous “Crisis of Confidence” speech, in which he characterizes the greatest threat to the U.S. as “this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.”
1961 – Oscar-winning actor and director Forest Whitaker (“Platoon,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Bird,” “The Crying Game,” “Panic Room,” “Phone Booth,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”)
Own a Piece of This Day
The first of seven chart-topping albums from Elton John, this masterpiece contains the pop star’s classic “Rocket Man,” “Honky Cat” and “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters.”
Songs of Love
This is a compilation of Simply Red’s most cherished songs, including the hit ballad “Holding Back the Years” and the band’s cover of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.”
In a stunning act of diplomacy, U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that he will travel to China to meet with its leaders. Until then, the U.S. had no diplomatic relations or communication with China. This is the never-before-told story of how plans for the historic visit came together.
This cinematic classic established a new standard for the terrorism/heist genre. New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a group of hostages trapped in a Los Angeles office tower when terrorists strike on Christmas Eve. Starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.
Heart Like a Wheel
In her breakthrough album, Linda Ronstadt shows off an incredible range of vocal style, from her soulful “You’re No Good” to Hank Williams’ old-country heartache song, “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You), with Emmylou Harris singing harmony, and “When Will I Be Loved.”
The Last King of Scotland
Set in Uganda in the 1970s, this is a compelling mix of fact and fiction that depicts Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) as one of the most powerful dictators of our time. Amin’s savagery is illustrated in part through a naive Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) who finds himself entangled with Amin in a desperate fight for survival.